Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany
Claus studied business administration and computer science at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and at the University of British Columbia, Canada, focussing on finance, logistics, innovation, and software engineering. He gained first practical experience at Merck and as IT-consultant at Cosynus. Since his graduation with a joint masters degree in 2005, Claus works for Siemens Management Consulting, the top-management consultancy of Siemens AG. Lately as project manager, Claus has worked on projects in various industries, such as energy generation and distribution, industry automation, healthcare, legal services, and IT all over the world, eg. in USA, India, South Africa, Turkey, and Sweden. Since spring 2010, Claus works on his PhD at Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany, with Professor Hans Georg Gemünden, chair for technology and innovation management. Claus' research interests include project portfolio management, strategic management, and especially stakeholder management. Furthermore, Claus is a passionate mountaineer, skier and motorbiker.