I am professor of International Business with a focus on International and Corporate Finance at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg).
My teaching portfolio encompasses courses in corporate finance, project finance, financial modelling, international capital markets, international corporate finance, fundamentals of finance, and academic research and writing. I have specialised in instructional designs that are grounded on competency-based education as well as educational media. My focus lies on the development and execution of course scenarios deploying e-learning, blended learning, inverted classroom (flipped classroom) as well as project-based, case-based and research-based learning.
In 2012 and 2017, I was awarded the Hamburg Teaching Award.
Before working as a professor, I spent ten years within the corporate & investment banking division of a large German bank. I focused on the development of regulatory, economic and/or liquidity-driven securitisation solutions (synthetic, cash) as well as securitisation-based business models. Prior to that, I was involved in the arranging and underwriting of national and international project and acquisition finance transactions in various sectors (e.g. industrial plants, power, telecommunication, traffic infrastructure and oil & gas) and regions (Europe, Asia, America, Australia). I started my professional career in the corporate finance department of a Big Four auditing firm, where I worked three years as consultant, evaluator and trustee.
I graduated with a degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm., 1994) from the University of Hamburg and received my doctorate (Dr. rer. pol., 2007) from the University of Bremen, Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM). Furthermore, I hold a master’s degree in (applied) Higher Education (M. H. Ed., 2020) from the University of Hamburg.