Biographical Details

 
Degrees
2004
PhD in International Business [Dr. habil.] from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany [the ”Habilitation“/“venia legendi” equals a second doctoral degree and is the formal qualification to become a university professor in German speaking countries]
1997
PhD in Environmental Management [Dr. rer.pol. ‘summa cum laude’] from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
1989
MA in Management & Economics [Diplom-Kaufmann] from University of Essen, Germany

Positions in Academia
2014 - present
Associate Dean Research, Schulich School of Business, York University
2010 - 2011
Director and Co-Founder, Center of Excellence for Responsible Business, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
2007 - present
Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility, Tenured Full Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
2004 - 2006
Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Director, Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS)
Director, MSc in Sustainability and Management
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
2002 - 2004
Principal Research Fellow, International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School, UK
1999 - 2002
Lecturer [DAAD Fachlektor] in Business Ethics, European Business Management School, University of Wales Swansea, UK
1991 - 1998
Lecturer [Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter] at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Centre for Operations Management and Corporate Environmental Management, Germany
 
Visiting Positions in Academia
2014
Visiting Professor, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia
2010 – present
Visiting Professor, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
2009
Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
2007 - present
Visiting Professor, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
2004 - present
Visiting Professor, International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School
2004
Visiting Scholar, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
 
Positions in Industry
1999
Senior Consultant with NewMark&Partner, Consultants, Frankfurt a.M./Cologne (Main client: Deutsche Bank)
1989 - 1992
Self employed Consultant (Main client: Deutsche Babcock Energie- und Umwelttechnik AG, Oberhausen, Germany)