Executive Management

Dr. Kai Schnieders – CEO, Cologne

Dr. Kai B. Schnieders – Managing Director

"Carl Duisberg Centren is a good example of how it is possible to develop and run successful education programs that promote the common good - without state funding."

Dr. Kai Schnieders is the Chief Executive Officer of Carl Duisberg Centren. In his 13 years with the company, he has overseen the development of new international management training programs for the European Union, expanded the company's international and national reach with additional representative offices and initiated the launch of new business divisions, including Corporate Business.

Prior to his current role at Carl Duisberg Centren, Dr. Schnieders worked in an executive function in the areas of project development, project financing and human resources development. He has extensive international experience in Asia, Africa, America and Europe. His work experience in the United States includes his role as Task Manger for the World Bank in Washington D.C., where he managed training programs in China, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Jörn Hardenbicker – COO, Cologne

Jörn Hardenbicker – Deputy Managing Director

"As global workplace challenges continue to grow in complexity, there is a real demand for new management training approaches. We help staff and executives understand and develop a truly global mindset."

Jörn Hardenbicker is the Chief Operating Officer of Carl Duisberg Centren and director of the business unit International Training and Education Programs. In his 18 years with the company, his focus has been as project manager and consultant for international training programs, e.g. for China, Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Iran and Indonesia. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hardenbicker was Deputy Managing Director and responsible for Intercultural Training, Professional Training and University Programs.

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