Prof. Dr. Andreas Klasen
IfTI members have a reputation for their methodologies and methods as well as their unparalleled experience in trade policy, export finance and innovation.
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Dr Andreas Klasen is a practice oriented and research driven academic and senior adviser working at the intersection of scholarly research, lecturing and consultancy.
He is Professor of International Business and Director of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University in Germany, focusing on new and pioneering answers to issues in international business, global trade, climate action and sustainable leadership. In addition, he is Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University in the United Kingdom and Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.
Professor Klasen also served as Visiting Scholar in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, as External Examiner at Bayes Business School, City, University of London and as Senior Honorary Fellow in the Global Policy Institute at Durham University.
His current research is focused on international business, global economic governance, export finance and climate cooperation. Publications include Export Finance and The Green Transition (Global Policy, 2022), The Handbook of Global Trade Policy (editor, Wiley, 2020), Innovationen für eine digitale Wirtschaft (contributing author, Springer, 2020) and Beyond Gridlock (contributing author, Polity, 2017). He regularly speaks at international academic and practitioner conferences as well as international fora such as the OECD and the WTO, gave evidence at the UK Houses of Parliament and has long lasting experience as an economic adviser in WTO disputes.
Professor Klasen is also advising governments, development banks, export-import banks, export credit agencies and innovation funds on trade and climate policy, innovation and export strategies, as well as financial instruments such as guarantees and mezzanine financing. For example, he supported the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group, as well as governments and government agencies such as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Dutch Ministry of Finance, the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Germany, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Atradius Dutch State Business in the Netherlands, CESCE in Spain, Credit Oman, EKF in Denmark, KUKE in Poland and NEXI in Japan on strategy, analytics, leadership and change & operations.
Prior to joining academia, Andreas Klasen was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and PwC’s Economics & Policy leader, serving also as Co-Head and Managing Director of the official German export credit and investment guarantee agency (operated by EH/PwC). Before joining PwC, he was Head of Guarantees and Export Finance with Airbus Group (ex EADS). He also served as the Vice President of the Berne Union, the leading global association for the export credit and investment insurance industry.
Dr. Roseline Wanjiru
The main goals at the IfTI events are: to create knowledge, to educate, and to link with policy makers in order to generate solutions.
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Roseline Wanjiru is Associate Professor (Reader) of International Business and Economic Development at Newcastle Business School. She is the Head of Strategy and International Business within the EIS department. Roseline has previously held a number of leadership roles as the Faculty Director of Student Engagement, Director of Education, Programmes Leader within the Faculty of Business and Law.
Roseline is an expert advisor on international trade policy to governments and business organisations. Her research projects explore the links between international business and development impacts. Ongoing research projects investigate foreign direct investment spillovers, investment and trade incentives; learning and knowledge transfer; with a focus on institutions, employment and innovation impacts.
Roseline currently serves as an expert advisor to the UK Secretary of State for International Trade and is a member of the Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC). This Council advises on the operations of UK Export Finance (UKEF). The Council monitors adherence to UK business principles including environmental, social and human rights impacts. The Council does not advise on official support for individual export projects and instead carries out reviews following UKEF support.
Roseline is a Fellow of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (Offenburg), the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Academy of International Business and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to joining Northumbria University, she was previously at University of Leeds, University of Huddersfield. Outside of academia, Roseline worked in international development organisations.
Roseline teaches and supervises projects in International Business, International Trade and Economics at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Mathias Bärtl
One topic that is consistently coming up is the importance of collaboration, and we really appreciate that so many distinguished speakers and guests followed the invitation of the Institute to foster that exchange.
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Mathias Bärtl studied Economics and Organizational Sciences and received a doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Faculty of Economics and Organizational Sciences at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich.
He also studied Strategic Marketing, International Marketing and International Management at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona.
Mathias Bärtl is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences.
Many years as Senior Scientist in the NATO International Staff (Operations Research, NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Hague, NL); technical lead of the strategic assessment of the ISAF mission, planning of strategic NATO capabilities and other projects with quantitative-analytical focus. Previously an Air Force officer with senior assignments in logistics and the development and analysis of information and knowledge management processes and tools in multinational operations. Research projects Video support in teaching Business management use of social media Quantitative benchmarking of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
Professor Richard Nyuur
Not to innovate is a bad idea and innovation begins at the heart of your employees. Encourage your employees to be creative.
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Richard Nyuur, PhD, is Professor of International Business and Head of International Business, Marketing and Strategy Department at the University of Bradford School of Management. Prior to joining the University of Bradford in 2022, he was an Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Newcastle Business School (Northumbria University, UK), and held a number of leadership roles including the Head and Deputy Head of the Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation Department, and the Faculty Director of Study Abroad and International Student Wellbeing, among others, all within the Faculty of Business and Law.
His research broadly engages with international business and strategy focusing specifically on foreign direct investment (FDI); SME internationalisation, international innovation and strategic adaptiveness; international human resource management, and corporate social responsibility. His publications have appeared in top-tier journals such as, British Journal of Management, Journal of International Management, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of HRM, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Multinational Business Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, Human Resource Development International, and International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. He has successfully co-guest edited special issues for Critical Perspectives of International Business journal, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal.
Richard currently serves on the editorial boards of Critical Perspectives of international Business, Journal of African Business, and European Journal of Economics and Management. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (Offenburg University, Germany).
Prof. Dr. Philipp Eudelle
It is really exceptional for our University to have such a wide range of participants from top positions in industry, government and other organisations.
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09/1993 - 02/1998 Studies of Industrial Engineering (University of Applied Sciences).
09/2000 University degree in economics. Diplome d'études approfondies, Ecole Doctorale Augustin Cournot, Strasbourg
03/1998 - 11/2002 Doctorate. Economics. Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
since 03/2007 Professor at the Faculty B+W. University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
since 04/2008 Dean of the Faculty B+W.
1990 - 1993 Apprenticeship as typesetter and journeyman. Burda publishing house
2003 - 2007 Otto Nußbaum GmbH. Head of development.
2004 - 2007 Managing Director SCS, Nußbaum Group. Development of LPG systems
Dr. Simone Krummaker
To focus on collaboration and cooperation is very critical to the success of the work of the Institute as well as the work of our businesses.
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Simone Krummaker is the Associate Dean for the MSc Programmes and a Senior Lecturer in Insurance at Bayes Business School. She holds a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) and a German University degree (Diplom Ökonom) in Business and Economics from the Leibniz University of Hannover and is a Fellow and the Institute for Trade and Innovation at Offenburg University.
Before joining academia, Simone worked for more than 10 years in the insurance industry in several positions such as underwriting and controlling. She is also a certified insurance professional (Versicherungskauffrau, Chamber of Industry and Commerce). Simone joined the Centre for Risk and Insurance at Leibniz University of Hannover as a Lecturer and Researcher in insurance in 2003 and also led several projects and successful grant applications there. In 2012 Simone moved to London to help starting up University of East Anglia’s London campus before joining Westminster Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Finance. In September 2018 Simone joined Bayes’ Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance.
Simone’s research interests are particularly in the area of organisational insurance demand, ESG in insurance as well as export credit insurance. She also provides consulting and training in her area of expertise.
- Doctor rer. pol., Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
- Diplom-Ökonom, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
- Versicherungskauffrau (Insurance Professiona), Hannover Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), Germany
- Fellow, Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom