I am a Professor of Corporate Finance, Project Finance and Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Science in Emden/Leer (Germany).

My previous positions include positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Strategic Management at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt (Germany) and a Max-Weber-Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).  

My research interests are in international and comparative restructuring and insolvency law, financial distress, (behavioral) law and economics,  and entrepreneurship. With an interdisciplinary approach of law, finance and economics, I aim to discover the specific interrelations in my area of research.

I have gained my merits in teaching and researching in various national and international institutions. In addition, for 16 years, I worked in an international financial institution, among others, in London, New York and Frankfurt; my work involved risk management and investment banking, and operating as an Executive Assistant for one of the Board Members.
Nowadays, I work as a strategic consultant in that field.

These experiences are the foundation for my pedagogy: teaching my students the current theoretical approaches in case sudies and projects, allowing them to understand their impact and applicability in the real world.
My teaching includes guest lectures by practitioners and simulation games.
The approach allows my students to develop their own competencies by self-reflection of leadership, the importance of communication in group works/group dynamics and the development of problem-solving capabilities that will prepare them for the professional world with unknow challenges.

I actc as the Executive Director of the International Insolvency Institute, and I am a member of INSOL Europe and INSOL International.