Advisory Board

The Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University is supported by an Academic Advisory Board and a Practitioner Advisory Board. The main role of the members is to advise on the strategic direction of the institute as well as priorities and gaps in research and postgraduate education. With their wealth of expertise and experience, Board Members provide extremely valuable guidance to our work by giving advice on priority issues as well as key developments in trade, innovation and economic development. Current members are:

 

Academic Advisory Board

Professor Dr Jackie Harvey
Director of Business Research
Northumbria University

Professor Dr David Held
Master of University College
Durham University

Dr Henning Meyer
Research Associate and Visiting Fellow
LSE and Cambridge University

Anisse Terai
Adjunct Professor
Université Paris Dauphine

Professor Dr Erdal Yalcin
Professor of Economics
Hochschule Konstanz

 

Practitioner Advisory Board

Nasser M. Al-Thekair
General Manager
ITFC, Islamic Development Bank Group

Markus Dauber
CEO
Volksbank in der Ortenau

Michael Hannig
CEO
Voith Finance

Dr Utz Helmuth
Principal
PwC Strategy& Switzerland

Dr Benedict Okey Oramah
President and Chairman
Afreximbank

Johannes Schmidt
Head of Financial Advisory
Siemens Financial Services

Jan Vassard
Deputy CEO
EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency