Biographical data

Education

August 73 – June 81 High school: Gymnasium Konz

August 82 – April 87 University of Technology Aachen, Computer science with minor in mathematics, Diplom “with distinction”

May 87 – August 1990 Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in communication and information science at the University of Hawaii


Awards and assistantships

March 82 – April 87 Fellow of the German National Fellowship Foundation

August 83 – July 84 Teaching assistant for algebra, mathematics department, University of Technology Aachen

August 84 – Dezember 84 Research assistant for image recognition, engineering department, WZL, University of Technology Aachen

August 84 – February 86 Research assistant for computer algebra, mathematics department, University of Technology Aachen

April 87 Springorum medal, University of Technology Aachen

August 87 – Juli 88 Doctoral fellowship of the German National Fellowship Foundation

December 89 ICIS doctoral consortium, Boston


Work experience

July 81 – September 82 Military service, Army computing center, Daun

Summer 88 & 89 Summer associate, McKinsey & Co., Düsseldorf

October 90 – December 92 Associate, McKinsey & Co., Hamburg

January 93 – May 93 Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii, Department of Decision Science and Japanese Executive MBA Program

June 93 – May 95 Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co., Hong Kong

June 95 – June 96 Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co., Munich

July 96 – January 98 Principal, McKinsey & Co., Co-Leader of McKinsey Special Initiative “The architecture of organizational performance”

February 98 – April 00 Executive Board GE CompuNet Computer AG responsible for Service, IT, International Business

Mai 00 – March 03 CEO GE CompuNet Computer AG

April 03 – June 04 Member of Supervisory Board CC CompuNet AG

October 03 – July 09 Member of Executive Board Bertelsmann Foundation

March 11 – February 16 CEO European Climate Foundation

February 09 – present Founder and Managing Director Xi GmbH


Memberships, Lecturing Activities, Work in Commissions

Member of Advisory Board CLIQZ GmbH, Munich (since 11/2017)

Member of Advisory Board Meridian Stiftung, Essen (since 6/2017)

Member of German Committee for UNICEF (since 5/2009)

Supervisory Board Xing AG (since 6/2011)

Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V. (since 1985)

Atlantik-Brücke e. V. (since 2002)

Regular Lecturer HHL (since 2003)

Supervisory Board OnVista AG (2000-2006)

Supervisory Board InfoAnalytics AG (10/2009-1/2014)

Supervisory Board HHL (11/2009-11/2013)

Co-Leader of Public & Nonprofit Management Practice of Schmalenbachgesellschaft (2005-2008)

Member of Board of Trustees ZiF (2006-2008)

Member of PM Georg Milbradt’s Commission on Demography in Saxony (2005-2007)

Member of Minister Christine Lagarde’s Commisssion on Mondialisation (2008)

Member of Commission on Ethics and Economics of Wirtschaftsrat der CDU (2008-2009)

Advisory Board German Association for Education of Adults (2008-2011)