Prof. Dr. Hans-Wolf Sievert
After working at the Deutsche Bank AG for ten years (most recently as Banking Director of the International Department), Prof. Dr. Hans-Wolf Sievert joined the Sievert Baustoffgruppe as CEO in 1980 and became Executive Board Director of the Sievert AG in 1986, The Sievert Baustoffgruppe is now engaged across Central and Eastern Europe as well as China, employing around 1,700 people.
Sievert studied social sciences and economics in Hamburg, Göttingen and Erlangen-Nürnberg, and was awarded his doctorate in Economic Psychology at the University of Linz in 1971.
Since 1994, Sievert has taught “International and Intercultural Management” at the University of Osnabrück, and has been an honorary professor there since 1997. In 2003, the University of Osnabrück also appointed him vice-president of the University Council, followed by an appointment as China Commissioner in 2008. In 2009, he was awarded the Hans Mühlenhoff Prize for lecturers at the University of Osnabrück.
Sievert has also lectured at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (since 2009), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (1996 – 2003), the Warsaw School of Economics (2004 – 2008), Beijing Foreign Studies University (since 2009), the University of Science and Technology of China (2007 – 2013) as well as at Anhui University (since 2009) in Hefei and the Anhui University of Finance and Economics (since 2009) in Bengbu.
In 2006, Sievert was appointed as an Honorary Professor of Hefei University. In 2013, he was offered honorary citizenship of the city of Hefei for his cultural and economic commitment. In 2013, the Universidad Católica de Costa Rica in San José also appointed him as an Honorary Professor, acknowledging his work as honorary consul of the Republic of Costa Rica in Niedersachsen and Bremen.
In 2012, Sievert also founded the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture.
In 2015, Prof. Sievert offered his first lecture course at the Weltethos-Institut (Global Ethic Institute) on ‘Leadership and Negotiation in an Intercultural Context’.