Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ringbeck

Jürgen Ringbeck spent most of his professional career in top management consulting – the first decade as a partner at McKinsey & Company in Dusseldorf and later on as a senior partner at Booz Allen Hamilton / Booz & Company. In April 2014, Prof. Ringbeck founded Ricon GmbH thereby acting as an active strategic investor with a focus on innovative new ventures. As a honorary professor he also teaches at WHU (Otto Beisheim School of Management).

Always be open and learn from others but remain true to your personal values and goals.

  • Expertise in / interest in the following areas:

    – transportation – travel & logistics , digital tech, renewable energy
    – strategy, digitalization, sustainability

  • Previous experience:

    – partner at McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf
    – senior partner and board member at Booz Allen Hamilton / Booz & Company.
    – founder of Ricon GmbH, thereby acting as an active strategic investor and senior advisor
    – honorary professor at WHU (Otto Beisheim School of Management)

  • Favourite quote: “There’s no point in just being a good person if you don’t do something” (Buddha)

Q -What has been the most important "learning" of your career?
JR -Always be open and learn from others but remain true to your personal values and goals.
Q -Which technological advancement are you hoping for most?
JR -Sustainable energy sources.
Q -Which technology or trend inspires you most?
JR -AI / Machine learning.
Q -How do you define success?
JR -Reaching ambitious goals.
Q -Can Europe keep up on the global stage? Where do you see opportunities?
JR -Only if the EU countries cooperate more closely.
Q -Which startup inspires you most?
JR -Those with extraordinary founders and a convincing business idea.
Q -What are the indispensable tools in your everyday life?
JR -Despite many new tools being available, its still a telephone, e-mail & MS office, as it has been for over 30 years!
Q -What are your three favorite podcasts/books?
JR -- F. Fukuyama - Identity
- D. Kehlmann Tyll
- Liu Cixin - The Three Body Problem
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