Prof Klaus Schweinsberg

Expert on Strategic Leadership and Economic Policy

Klaus Schweinsberg is an acknowledged expert, author and top international management adviser on strategic leadership and economic policy. Founder and Chairman of the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership, he also teaches at several universities.

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  • Leadership in Times of AI, Big Data and Fake News
  • Attentive Leadership - Management in Times of Uncertainty
  • Next Crisis Ahead? Why 2018 could be a Turning Point in History
  • Where is Europe Heading to? Which Role are Britain, France and Germany to Play?
  • The End of Security - How to do Business in a World of Fake Facts, Cyber Threats and Terrorism


He offers tailored keynotes in German, English, French and Italian and moderates in German, English and French.

How he presents

Regularly invited to appear on TV, Klaus is a dynamic and engaging speaker and has a reputation for delivering even the most complex economic issues in an easily digestible format. He is also a highly versatile and accomplished conference host.


  • Anständig Führen. Management in Zeiten der Ungewissheit (Ethical Leadership. Eight Virtues to Success in Times of Uncertainty)
  • Unser Weg in den Systemkollaps (Our Way to the Collapse of the System - why we are close to national debt, social unrest and wars)


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In Detail

Klaus studied Economics and Communications at universities in Switzerland, Italy and Scotland, obtaining his Ph.D. in political economy. He started his career at Bertelsmann Publishing as Editor in Chief and Managing Editor and at the Financial Times Group. Since 2009 he is Professor for Strategy and Leadership in Cologne. Klaus has been teaching at several universities and at the General Staff College of the German Armed Forces. He is a partner of Munich Security Conference and member of the Governance Commission for family owned enterprises. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of HSBC Trinkaus and the Vatican based CAAP foundation. In 2009 he was elected Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Drawing from his extensive experiences as personal advisor and member of various supervisory boards, Klaus offers audiences an inside view of current economic trends. With a wealth of research at his disposal, he also offers audiences essential the essential tools and proven strategies designed to help organisations gain a competitive advantage in the current economic climate.


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Client Forum

Klaus Schweinsberg has the ability to share complex content in a straightforward way, with humour and wit. His economics knowledge is superb and he got only positive feedback.

National Consumer Bank

Client Event

Klaus Schweinsberg was amusing and entertaining with great content. His expertise is outstanding and he was able to adapt his presentation to fit the audience perfectly.

Credit and Finance Institution

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