Scientific Managing Director of Wuppertal Institute until 30/04/2020
Since March 2010: Professorship "Sustainable Transition Management" at the faculty of Economics (Schumpeter School of Business and Economics) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal
March 2010 - April 2020: Scientific Managing Director of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
1997 - 2010: Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg:
1997 - 1998: Management of the professorship "Business Administration, with focus on Production Management and Environment"
1998 - 2010: Full professorship (C4) for "Business Administration, with focus on Production Management and Environment"
2002 - 2003: Dean of the faculty of Economics and Law
2003 - 2004: Dean of the faculty of Information Science, Economics and Law
2004 - 2008 President of the University of Oldenburg
1993 - 1997: Scientific researcher and project coordinator at the Institute for Economy and the Environment at the University of St. Gallen (IWÖ-HSG)
1991 - 1992: Strategic Management Consultant at Roland Berger & Partner, Düsseldorf (In the field strategic environment management consultation / management consultation)
Education and Academic Training
1998: Habilitation thesis and appointment as Associate Professor at the University of St. Gallen (Habilitation thesis: The Enterprise as Structural-Political Stakeholder)
1995: Doctoral thesis at the University of St. Gallen (Dissertation: Ecology and Competitiveness in the Suisse Chemical Industry)
1986 - 1991: Studies of Business Administration at the University of Cologne and the HEC School of Management, Paris (Focus on: industrial management, corporate accounting, business informatics, operations research)
Cicero Ranking of the 500 most important German speaking intellectuals (2019)
FAZ Economists Ranking of the 100 most influential German economists (2017)
BAUM Environmental Award (science category) (2016)
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