Klaus Schweinsberg is Affiliate Professor at ESCP Business School and Chairman of the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership. He is personal advisor to eminent CEO and Entrepreneurs in Europe and the US and serves as a Military Assistant to the German Chief of Defence. Since 2009 he is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Klaus Schweinsberg is the Co-Founder of the European Center for Digital Competitiveness, which aims at inspiring a broad public debate around the opportunities of digital technologies for solving big societal challenges such as the climate crisis and demographic change. Also, the center is working on educating politicians on future technologies and seeks change to the governments’ approaches to digital technologies. The Center publishes important surveys like “Digital Report” and “Digital Riser Report” featured by leading media like Forbes, LeMonde or Handelsblatt. Professor Schweinsberg is Co-initiator of the French-German Leadership Discourse at ESCP Business School. Klaus is member of various supervisory boards such as Haufe Group SE, HSBC Deutschland and Mainau GmbH.
His research and teaching combines the fields of strategy, leadership and communications. At ESCP Business School he puts an emphasis on Digital Leadership issues. He is author of several books on leadership and governance issues and is a popular expert in the media such as Financial Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, RTL or n-tv. He regularly contributes as a columnist to Manager Magazin.
Klaus Schweinsberg earned a PhD in Economics at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) after having studied economics and communication sciences at the Universities of Fribourg, Siena and St. Andrews. He started his career as an Editor at Financial Times Germany and Editor in Chief of Impulse and Capital Business Magazines. He is of German and Swiss Nationality.