Professor Ulrich Steger

Environmental Management


Since joining IMD, Professor Emeritus Steger has directed various top management programs (e.g. for DaimlerChrysler, Allianz, Yukos) and the Board Program.

His main involvement was with board programs for the Malaysian Academy of Directors and similar events around the world. He leaded IMD‘s research on complexity, corporate sustainability and global corporate governance.

Since 1983, Ulrich Steger has served as Chairman, Vice Chairman or Member of (Supervisory) Boards in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. He was also Member of the Managing Board of Volkswagen. Previously, he was a professor at the European Business School (Oestrich Winkel/Rhg.) and a Minister of Economics and Technology in the State of Hesse and in the German Federal Parliament.

Professor Steger received a PhD in Mathematical Growth Theory in 1975 from the Ruhr University in Bochum. He also served three years in the German Armed Forces as a parachute ranger. He is the author of numerous publications. His books appeared in German, English, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and his articles have been translated into more than 10 languages.

Published books include: Managing Complexity in Global Organizations (2007), Corporate Governance – how to add value (2008), The Insiders View on Corporate Governance (2008).