Professional Experience

  • Professor for Entrepreneurship, Center for Management and Exzellenz Start-up Center.NRW (since June 2020)
    School of Business and Economics, University of Muenster
  • Adjunct Scholar/Assistant Professor
    Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group (WIN), TIME Research Area, RWTH Aachen University (member since 2013)
  • Professor for Behavioral International Management (2019-2020)
     Faculty of Economics and Management, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Visiting Scholar
    Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany
  • Startup coach for knowledge-intensive university spin-offs, active entrepreneur and business angel
  • Several years working experience as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group GmbH in Düsseldorf and Hong Kong
  • National and international teaching experience as lecturer (e.g., Tsinghua University, Beijing)
  • Participation in several transdisciplinary research projects with an emphasis on medicine, IT, engineers and natural scientists (e.g., DFG Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology in High-Wage Countries”)


Studies of Economics and Management

  • RWTH Aachen University (Ph.D., summa cum laude)
  • Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (M.Sc. with distinction)
  • Baylor University Texas (GPA 4.0)
  • Ruhr University Bochum (B. Sc. with distinction)