My work helps global organizations and their leaders to become more effective, efficient and sophisticated in what they do. I focus on finding viable solutions to practical problems and dilemmas international managers face. My recent work has addressed, among others, organizational agility of MNC subsidiaries abroad, managing informal structures, responsible leadership in a global context and expatriate performance and adjustment.

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

Current posts

Associate Professor of Management; Director, Master in Global Management Program, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business,
St John’s University, New York

Visiting Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Visiting posts

Penn State U, Yonsei U, Seoul National U, Korea U, U of Tokyo


Bosch Group (based in Stuttgart, Seoul, Tokyo)
Automotive Division, Power Tools Division
Key Account Management, Strategic Planning Asia-Pacific, Product management


Institutional Economics (Dr rer oec), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

International Business (MSc), London South Bank University, UK


Carnegie New Leader (CNL) program, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; American Council on Germany, New York; Academy of Management; Academy of International Business