Curriculum Vitae

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Analytics, Strategy Development, Organisational Design and Operations & Change

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Global Economic Governance, Innovation and Trade Policy, Climate Action, Export Finance and Credit Insurance, Sustainable Leadership

CURRENT POSITIONS

Director of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI), and
Professor of International Business, Offenburg University (Germany)
Visiting Professor, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University (UK)
Visiting Scholar, University of St.Gallen (HSG) (Switzerland)
Partner with TradeRx (Germany)

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Visiting Scholar, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (UK)
External Examiner, Bayes Business School, City, University of London (UK)
Senior Honorary Fellow, Global Policy Institute, Durham University (UK)
Visiting Fellow, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University (UK)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA

Partner and Head of Economics & Policy, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Managing Director, German Export Credit and Investment Guarantee Agency
Vice President, Berne Union
Head of Guarantees and Export Finance, Airbus Group (ex EADS)
Junior Legal Counsel, Allianz Trade (ex Euler Hermes)
Several legal positions, e.g., with the Office of the Public Prosecutor

EDUCATION

Master of Letters (MLitt), University of St Andrews (UK)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Northumbria University (UK)
Master of Laws (LLM), Northumbria University (UK)
Ass. iur., 1st and 2nd Legal State Exam, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)

My professional work has been featured, for instance, by NBC, Deutsche Welle, Forbes, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, and Impulse.