CV

Urs is an experienced (executive education) educator and author in the areas of Business ethics, Strategy and Change management. He truly enjoys the opportunity and privilege to regularly discuss with executives the dilemmas that they really face in their daily life.

Urs currently serves as Associate Professor of Practice at SDA Bocconi (Milano/Italy) and as Affiliate Program Director at ESMT Berlin (Germany).

After his studies of German Literature, Philosophy, and Art History at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) and at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), Urs taught at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, at the Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika (Torun/Poland) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U.S.A.).

During and after working on his PhD at the Georg-August-Universität, Urs worked as management consultant for A.T. Kearney, where he served several international clients in different industries.

For the last 14 years, Urs directed and taught various open (incl. ESMT’s flagship program “Executive Transition Program“) and customized executive education programs for customers such as Axel Springer, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bank, EnBW, Johnson&Johnson, Lufthansa, McDonald’s, METRO, Schaeffler and Symrise. Additionally, he taught/teaches as visiting lecturer in different degree programs (Bachelor, Master level, MBA or EMBA programs) of ESMT Berlin, Porto Business School (Porto/Portugal), Berlin School of Economics and Law (Berlin/Germany), ESCP (Berlin/Germany), or the School for Executive Education and Development (Budapest/Hungary).

Urs is a best-selling and award winning case author and serves as visiting tutor on writing and teaching with case studies for The Case Centre.

His work has frequently been featured or quoted in several leading media such as BBC, BILD, Deutsche Welle, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Times.