"Dr. Alexander Schieffer was born in 1966 in Germany. He studied economics and business administration at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His Doctoral thesis, also at St. Gallen, addressed new styles of organizational leadership (“Führungspersönlichkeit”). He initially worked as an executive in International Investment Banking, and then in Media and Communication with the media giant Bertelsmann.
"Schieffer is an impassioned writer of both academic and literary works. His academic writing addresses topics of personal, organizational and societal transformation. He is Co-Editor (together with Ronnie Lessem) of a Gower-Ashgate book series on “Transformation and Innovation”. Recently, he has co-authored “Transformation Management: Towards the Integral Enterprise” (2009), “Integral Research and Innovation” (2010) as well as “Integral Economics” (2011). He is the lead author of “Integral Development: Realising the transformative Potential in Individuals, Organisations and Society” (forthcoming in autumn of 2013).
"Schieffer’s core concern – in his professional work, his teachings and his poetry – is the inner transformation of the human being, and of society. This concern is also intensely articulated in his latest book (forthcoming 2014), co-authored with his wife, Indian-French political scientist and peace expert Rama Mani, “One Hundred Days – Dialogues of Silence”."