• Since 2018 Associate Faculty Member University of Oxford
  • Since 2018 consultant to the President of the German Bundestag on fundamental issues and as speechwriter
  • Since 2009: Appointed professor of ethics with lifetime tenure, specialization in sustainability and sustainable economics at Leuphana University of Lueneburg
  • 2010–2012: Vice-president of Leuphana University of Lueneburg
  • Since 2010 : Visiting professor for business and ethics at University of St. Gallen
  • 2007–2018: Director of research area Religion, Politics and Economics at Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2013: Appointed by the Oxford University’s Rhodes Trust as national secretary administering scholarships for German nationals
  • 2012–2017: Academic advisor to the former head of the IMF and former German Federal President regarding a post–2015 agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and  the World Ethos Project
  • Since 2012 ordained Lutheran pastor in home parish in Schäplitz (Altmark) in eastern Germany
  • 2009–2013: Academic advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Finance for business ethics, G20 and globalization
  • 2006–2009: Academic advisor to the German Federal Ministry of the Interior coordinating the German Islam Conference
  • 2007: Habilitation in Systematic Theology (ethics, dogmatic theology, philosophy of religion), University of Leipzig with a thesis on business ethics
  • 2006: Full ordination as a pastor in Berlin
  • 2004 – 2007: Personal advisor to the German Federal President
  • 2004: First state law examination at the Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht (Higher Regional Court)  in Hamburg
  • 2003 Master in Public Administration, Harvard University as scholarship recipient of the Studien-stiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
  • 1999-2001: Management consultant at Boston Consulting Group in New Zealand and Australia
  • 1999: Doctor of Theology at the University of Leipzig
  • 1998: Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in Modern History as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University
  • 1996: Master in Theology (M.St.), Oxford University
  • 1992–1995: Studies of Theology, Law, History and Philosophy  at Universities of Leipzig and Münster, Germany
  • 1992: Abitur (A-Levels) at a German grammar school specializing in classical languages (Latin, Greek, Hebrew)