Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hemel is the director of the "Global Ethic Institute", married and father of three children. He studied Catholic theology, philosophy, economics and social sciences in Mainz and Rome (Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana). After working for The Boston Consulting Group, Paul Hartmann AG (most recently as Chairman of the Board of Directors) and Süddekor GmbH, a private equity company, he runs his own companies (Rogg Verbandstoffe, Strategie und Wert GmbH) and is the founding director of the Institute for Social Strategy (Laichingen-Jena-Berlin), where he is involved in global civil society issues. He is also Associate Professor of Religious Education at the Catholic Faculty of Theology in Regensburg and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Philosophical Research in Hanover. His book "Wert und Werte-Ethik für Manager" was voted Business Book of the Year 2005 by the Financial Times Deutschland.