Patrick Velte is a professor (W3) for business administration, especially accounting, auditing & corporate governance at Leuphana University Lueneburg. He is programme director of the major management & sustainable accounting and finance (M.Sc.).

After his studies of Business Administration at the University of Hamburg, Professor Velte received his doctorate and post-doctorate qualification degree ("Habilitation") at the University Hamburg. Before joining the Leuphana University Lueneburg, he held various visiting and guest professor positions, including the University Trier, Hamburg and Lueneburg.

In 2022, Prof. Velte was elected as the best researcher in business administration in the time frame 2018-2022 in the ranking of the German magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" and position 7 of the life time achievement of business administration researchers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prof. Velte is also included as "Top 2% Scientist" in the Single Recent Year-Ranking (version 3 (2021) and version 4 (2022)) by Elsevier/Stanford University.

His research deals with business reporting, auditing and corporate governance from a sustainable perspective (environment, social, & governance). A special focus of his research is (integrated) ESG reporting and its supervision.

Prof. Velte has published his research results in various (inter)national journals. Moreover, he is member of editoral boards of several international and national journals. Among others, his research was published in the Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Business Strategy and the Environment, European Management Journal, Journal of Business Economics, Business Research, Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, Steuer & Wirtschaft and Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik & Umweltrecht.

Moreover, Prof. Velte is a scientific member of the main committee of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany, member of the examination  commission for professional accountants of the German chamber of auditors, scientific member of the sustainability committee of the Genossenschaftsverband - Verband der Regionen, member of the  corporate governance reporting commission of the Schmalenbach society for Business Administration e.V., member of the advisory council of the Financial Experts Association (FEA) e.V., and member of the Sustainability Council of the NWB publisher.