Professor of Business at The Berlin School of Economics & Law
Me in Three
My life in a nutshell: No thoughts about economics before my apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz, the car manufacturer. Got enthusiastic when I saw the first impacts of PCs and the Internet in corporations. Could almost smell that this was something revolutionary and thus decided to learn more about it. Graduated in Business, found my mentor (August-Wilhelm Scheer) and spent the next years as a researcher at his Institute for Information Systems. Went to Dublin as a Visiting Professor at Michael Smurfit Business School, which established my still enduring love affair with Ireland. Then the year 2000: Ph.D. for a lot of words about organizational learning and the end of the first part of my academic career – time to face business reality!
Moved to Germany’s capital city of Berlin for freshly founded IMC, a spin-off from my university institute. Led the consulting unit, built up their international business and had a hell of fun with an awesome team of highly intelligent and passionate people. Found my cause in identifying young business talent, developing it and bringing it into positions where esprit, wit and knowledge can create innovation and excellence. This is why I founded Becota - The Berlin Consulting and Talent Association. And this is why I returned to academia, becoming a Professor of Business at Berlin School of Economics and Law.
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