Sven teaches and researches in the area of global management, organization and leadership at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business (St John’s U NYC). His research focuses on informal networking in global management and leadership ethics in the global workplace. By drawing on insights from sociology, psychology and ethics, his work advances knowledge on the anatomy of informality and how it makes management in a global context successful.

Sven worked for several years in the automotive industry, managing operations for a leading global automotive supplier out of its headquarters and subsidiaries located in Tokyo, Seoul, and Stuttgart. He held numerous visiting positions at institutions such as The University of Tokyo, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Pennsylvania State University and others. He has been leading and participating in consulting and research projects for the European Commission and other public and private institutions.