Prof. Dr. Marcus Sidki, born in 1979, studied economics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg with focus on financial markets and macroeconomics as well as theoretical statistics. After his diploma in 2006 he gained the doctorate from 2009 until 2012 at the professorship for puplic business administration at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (Prof. Dr. Holger Mühlenkamp) with his dissertation about financing structures of the public sector. He has about 10 years of experience in the banking industry, including Corporate and Investment Banking at the Deutsche Bank AG and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Recently, he has been associate director at UniCredit Bank AG. Since 2015 he functions as a professor for economics and statistics at University of Applied Science Ludwigshafen am Rhein. There he also managest he research unit for puplic and non-profit companies as well as of 2017 the Center for Research and Cooperation.
Igor Ivanov, M.Sc., born in 1988, first studied Business Psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Subsequently he obtained a Master of Science in Psychology with a focus on Organisational Behaviour and Adaptive Cognition at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. Between 2013 and 2017 he was a research assistant at the Chair for Consumer and Economic Psychology at the University of Mannheim. Starting in March 2018 Igor Ivanov took the position of Research and Transfer Officer at the Center for Research and Cooperation.
Janina Kaiser, M.A., born 1975, first studied at the college for education of foreign-language-teachers at the University of Gdansk (Poland) and subsequently graduated in educational studies with a focus on adult education and further training at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. She has many years of experience in the area of project coordination and consulting among others at the Competence Center Europa by the Berufsfortbildungswerk. Between 2014 and March 2018 she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Employability and since 2015 she also supports the area of research and transfer.