Programme Staff

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Prof. Tilo Wendler, PhD / Programme Director

Professor Wendler is one of the managers of the programme and contributes to the data science dimension. He studied mathematics, physics and information technology and awarded his PhD by the University Klagenfurt. Prior to his professorship, he was responsible for data analyses processes in the banking sector with specific focus on rating methodologies and risk management. Based on his expert knowledge in consolidating, managing as well as analysing data, Professor Wendler provides the students practical relevant and theoretically proofed knowledge. He also wrote many books, e.g. "Data Mining with SPSS Modeler: Theory, Exercises and Solutions" published by Springer. See details.

Advanced Computational Data Analytics
Advanced Data Mining Techniques, Databases and Big Data
Project Management and Data Analytics Lab
International Project Management I

International Project Management II

Tilo Wendler

Prof. Ilona Weinreich, PhD / Programme Director

Professor Weinreich is one of the managers of the programme and contributes to the statistical dimension.


Foundation of Data Analytics and Statistical Programming

Ilona Weinreich

Sylke Sedelies / Programme Coordinator

Sylke Sedelies is the programme coordinator and responsible for all organisational aspects of the study programme. She has worked in the field of adult education for twenty years, with a special interest in eLearning. See details.

Foto Sylke Sedelies

Annett Debarry / Assistant Programme Coordinator

Annett Debarry is responsible for all organisational aspects of the study programme. She holds a M.A. in translation and has worked in the field of education including student support for many years.

Prof. Michael Jaensch, PhD

Professor Jaensch contributes to the legal dimension of the programme. Having studied law in Passau and London, he was awarded his PhD by the Universität Bonn. Prior to his professorship in 2001, he was legal counsel in renowned law firms in Berlin, New York and Düsseldorf practicing in the field of merger and acquisition. Based on his extensive academic and practical international experience, Professor Jaensch provides MPMD students with a diversified legal module ensuring a quite remarkable practical value.

Contract & International Business Law

Michael Jaensch
Michael Jaensch

Prof. Jürgen Radel, PhD

Juergen Radel earned his M.A. in economic pedagogy, economic/social history and psychology at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany. Afterwards he gained extensive experience in various fields of human resources (HR) in Germany and aboard, while completing his PhD (Dr. phil) at the University of Bremen, alongside his day-to-day work in the industry. His last position had been authorized representative (Prokurist) of a global logistics service provider.

He also worked as a consultant and gained experience in growing environments as well as with restructuring companies. Juergen continually tried to broaden his knowledge and continued his own executive education in institutions like the London Business School, the Tavistock Institute London and INSEAD in France. While offering trainings to different international target groups he is combining practical hands-on experience and theoretical frameworks - often with a case study approach, in which he had been trained by the Case Centre, at the IMD in Switzerland and INSEAD and by Harvard Business Publishing, at the Harvard Business School in Boston.

In 2013 he was appointed Professor for Human Resources at the International School of Management (ISM) in Hamburg. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Economics and Human Resources at the HTW Berlin.

Change Management and Leadership
Group Facilitation

Prof. Veit Wohlgemuth, PhD

Professor Wohlgemuth focuses on international business and accounting. He ensures that the students gain a solid foundation in financial and managerial accounting to familiarize them with a core field for the application of quantitative analysis in business contexts. He teaches at the HTW Berlin since 2012. Prior to his employment at HTW he taught among others at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the Business School Potsdam. Professor Wohlgemuth gained management experience as the head of the inward-goods department at Lidl. He received his PhD from the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and the GGS Heilbronn.

Financial Reporting and Management Information Systems
Negotiation Techniques and Cross-Cultural Communication

Veit Wohlgemuth

Monika Menz

Monika Menz is part of the EMEIA TAX Center and responsible for the Global Client Solution Data Privacy. Since 2013 she is a Senior Manager at EY Law, based in Berlin and heading the Digital Law Practice for the North-East of Germany. Prior to joining EY Law Monika Menz has practiced IP/IT and Data Privacy Law with Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. She worked for two years as a reasearch assistent  at the Erich Pommer Instute for Media Law at the University of Potsdam. Since 2011 Monika Menz is a certified specialist lawyer in Information Technology Law (Fachanwältin für Informationstechnologierecht). She was admitted to the Bar in 2007 and can revert to over 18 years experience in IT and Data Privacy Law. Monika Menz is lecturer for IT and Data Privacy Law at the Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam.

Practical Data Governance, Data Security, and Regulatory Compliance

Cornelia Niklas

Cornelia Niklas focuses on international project management. Following her studies in Regensburg, she worked as an IT project manager in the construction and mechanical engineering sector of Fiedler GmbH, Regensburg. For a number of years she established project management and risk management in the technical research & development department. After that she managed project controlling and cost accounting at the German site of ANDRITZ AG, a multinational company. Since 2014 she has been a self-employed entrepreneur and provides consultancy services for company project management, portfolio management, risk management and controlling, e.g. for technical associations (IT-Security cluster, Sensoric cluster) or governmental departments (ministeries or state offices) in Bavaria. Additionally she is active as a mentor for young professionals.

International Project Management II

Dr. Manfred Nolle

Dr. Manfred Nolle studied electrical engineering and was awarded a doctorate at the Technical Universityof Karlsruhe, today KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). He worked for more than 30 years in the aviation and defence industry at Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH, a German subsidiary of the US Northrop Grumman Inc., dealing with Computer Systems as well as with Inertial Reference and Navigation Systems. He started his carrier as project manager in a French / German helicopter programme. After working in Sales & Marketing and Product Management, he was responsible for customer related orders and projects as Director of Programme Management and for the defence business as Director Defence.

Since more than 20 years Manfred Nolle passes on his knowledge as a university lecturer on project management subjects. Further, he is a member of the GPM German Association for Project Management, and he works on a voluntary basis as co-leader in working groups like “Project Management in Aviation and Space”, “Digital Transformation”, “Agility in Project Management” and others.

International Project Management I

Foto von Dr-. Manfred Nolle

Dr. Katharina Rasch

Katharina Rasch is a computer scientist and data scientist. She studied Computer Science at TU Chemnitz and was awarded a PhD in Electronic and Computer Systems from KTH Stockholm in 2013. She has several years of industry experience as a data scientist and computer vision specialist at zalando and as a data science consultant.

Project Management and Data Analytics Lab

Ralf Stenger

Ralf Stenger, Director at BearingPoint, is responsible for Strategy and Business Consulting with focus on innovations in the transportation sector. After having completed his university degree in Industrial Engineering at TU Berlin, he started his carrier with KPMG Consulting where he was in charge  of strategic sourcing. He gained strong experiences in organizational design, overhead cost reduction programs and post-merger integration of large organizations. Ralf Stenger covers a broad range of industry expertise with clients like Volkswagen, Bayer and the German Ministry of Defence. Currently he focuses on strategic digitalization initiatives in the rail sector with clients like Deutsche Bahn, SBB or Irish Rail. In his role as Director he has conducted and published manifold surveys and studies in the area of Supply Chain Management.
As a lecturer for many years at HTW Berlin, Ralf Stenger provides methods and practice from the consultancy – giving the students a revealing insight into the clients management decision process.


Technology Management in Practice

Porträtbild Ralf Stenger

Marcel Dux

Marcel Dux is eLearning specialist.

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Marcel Dux