As a philosopher of management and economics Leif Erik Wollenweber evaluates and interprets relevant trends in society, politics, markets and companies. For his customers he joins the dots to develop appropriate strategies and leadership approaches. His competence is based on his work as university professor of business administration, his research as political scientist, his leadership experience and his long-standing career as management consultant.

Professional Experience

Professional background

• Professor of Business Administration
• Management Consultant
• Business Trainer and Executive Coach
• Division Manager at the Chambers of Commerce of Lübeck and Krefeld
• Project Manager Economic Development Agency
• University Lecturer and Researcher in Political Science and Economics
• Member of the Advisory Board of various corporate enterprises

Professional Education

• Doctorate in Social Sciences, University of Duisburg
• Degree in Social Sciences (eq. M. Sc.), University of Duisburg
• Business Administration, certified, University Hagen
• Boston CEO & Executive Program, Boston Business School
• Trainer, certified, Competence on Top
• Profi-Trainer IHK, Chamber of Commerce of Krefeld
• Diploma Coaching und Consulting, certified, Dr.-Migge-Seminare
• Change Manager, certified, Competence on Top
• Facilitator (Organizational Development), Peters & Helbig GmbH

By detail

Since 2009 Management Consultant, Trainer and Keynote Speaker * * Specialisation in Strategy, Management and Leadership.

Since 2010 Professor of Business Administration at the FOM University of Applied Sciences, Essen / Düsseldorf.

Since 2009 Guest Lecturer at various Universities: DHBW Karlsruhe, FH Duesseldorf, FH Suedwestfalen (MBA), Karlshochschule (Karlsruhe), Fontys Hogeschol Venlo (MBA), NL, Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation, Berlin, University of Plymouth, University of Wales. Topics: Strategy, International Management, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Change, Organization.

Since 2009 Managing Partner at HWMC | Management Consultants. Specialisation in Strategic Management & Marketing and Change Management.

2008 – 2009 Division Manager of the Department for Economic Development, IHK Krefeld (Chamber of Commerce).

2006 – 2008 Division Manager of the Department for Economic Development, IHK Luebeck (Chamber of Commerce).

2004 – 2005 Project Manager of the Economic Development Agency “NRW Regionalagentur MEO” at the Essen Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

1998 – 2003 Lecturer and Research Assistant at the Institute for Strategic Management, Department of Business Administration at the University of Duisburg.

PhD & Higher Education

04/06 – 09/08 Business Administration (Betriebswirt IWW), University of Hagen, Majors: Strategic Management, Marketing, Leadership & Organization.

07/03 Completion of the doctorate in Political Science, “magna cum laude”, University of Duisburg.

09/97 Awarded with the degree “Diplom–Sozialwissenschaftler” (eq. to MA in Social Sciences), University of Duisburg.

10/91 – 09/97 Studies of Social Sciences at the Universities of Bielefeld and Duisburg.
Awarded with the “Dr.-Peter-Cinka-Prize 1997 for outstanding scientific achievements in Political Science” at the University of Duisburg.

Advanced Training

08/15 Certified Professional Trainer, Competence on Top, Munich

10/14 Managing Director & CEO Program, Boston Business School, Boston.

08/14 Certified Change Manager, Competence on Top, Berlin.

06/14 Financial Management for Executives, Boston Business School, Cologne.

09/13 Finalization of program: Didactics for Higher Education, Essen.

07/12 Seminar in Neuromarketing, Chamber of Commerce Krefeld.

07/11 Certified Professional Trainer, Chamber of Commerce Krefeld.

07/11 Sales Training, Arowa-Trainings, Cologne.

11/08 – 04/09 Diploma in Coaching and Counseling (,

11/08 NLP-Training, Training de Luxe, Cologne.

10/08 How to read a balance, Chamber of Commerce Krefeld.

07/07 Managing and solving Conflicts, Management Centre Schloss Lautrach, 09.-11.07.07, Lautrach.

06/07 Intercultural Training „Cross Cultural Awareness“, 09.-10.06.07 University of Applied Sciences Luebeck.

05/07 Psychology of Negotiations, Chamber of Commerce Düsseldorf.

04/06 – 06/06 Chamber of Commerce-Certificate “Managing Director GmbH”, CoC Krefeld.

06/05 Facilitator-Training for Change Management, 27.06. – 29.06.05 in Bonn.

07/04 Participant of the British German Forum 2004, Wilton Park, Sussex, UK.