Urs’ focus in research and teaching is in the areas of Business ethics, Strategy and Change management. He truly enjoys the opportunity and privilege to discuss with executives the real dilemmas that they face in their daily life.
Urs joined ESMT European School of Management and Technology (Berlin/Germany) in September 2005 where he serves as Lecturer and Head of the Practice Group “Consumer Goods, Retail and Media”.
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 in 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 different international clients.
At ESMT, Urs directs and teaches in various different open and customized executive education programs for customers such as Aditya Birla, Axel Springer, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bank, EnBW, Johnson&Johnson, Lufthansa, McDonald's, METRO, and Symrise. Additionally, he occasionally teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs of ESMT, at the Porto Business School (Portugal) and at the SEED School of Executive Education and Development in 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 The Times. Recently he was recognized as one of the top 100 “most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media” by the Centre for Business, Organisations & Society by the University of Bath School of Management (UK).