PHILIPP RIEKERT
Buchhalde 38, 72768 Reutlingen, Germany
Tel: +81 (70) 5203 1097
Riekert@Alumni.Stanford.org
EDUCATION 
1999-Present KEIO UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Business Administration 
TOKYO, Japan
Visiting Researcher  
Advisor: Professor Akihiro Okumura. 
DaimlerChrysler East Asia Scholar (German National Merit Foundation and DaimlerChrysler AG). 
1997-1999 STANFORD UNIVERSITY 
STANFORD, CA
M.A., June 1999 
Interdisciplinary Program in East Asian Studies, Concentration in Economics and Political Sciences, Language: Japanese, Advisor: Professor Masahiko Aoki. 
ERP Scholar (German National Merit Foundation and German Ministry of Economics). 
1997-Present WHU KOBLENZ, Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management 
KOBLENZ, GERMANY
Doctorate Candidate in Business Administration (Dr. rer. pol.) 
Triad Center for Comparative Management, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Albach. 
1995-1997 WHU KOBLENZ, Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management 
KOBLENZ, GERMANY
Diplom-Kaufmann (German MBA), September 1997 
Concentration in International Finance & Economics, Marketing, International Management.
Participated in exchange programs at: 
1995 -UNIVERSITY OF BATH, School of Management 
BATH, UK
ERASMUS Exchange Program 
Scholarship from the European Union. 
1995 -KEIO UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Business Administration 
TOKYO, JAPAN
Exchange Student in 2nd year of MBA Program 
Case Studies (involving company interviews): Komatsu KK (Diversification), Hugo Boss Japan KK (Market entry), Mercedes Benz Japan KK (Advertising strategy). 
Seminar paper (involving interviews at MITI): The US-Japan Framework Talks. 
1993-1994 WHU KOBLENZ, Koblenz School of Management 
KOBLENZ, GERMANY
Undergraduate degree in Business Administration (Betriebswirtschaftslehre), December 1994 
EXPERIENCE
1996 SHANGHAI BERTELSMANN CULTURE INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 
SHANGHAI, PRC
Summer Associate, Marketing planning and controlling for a book-a-month club, development of a strategy to recruit 60,000 new members in metropolitan Shanghai within half a year. 
1996 BASF AG 
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY
University Project, Pricing strategy for the plastics business unit, exploring possibilities of price differentiation for commodity and specialty resins, presentation to top management. 
1995 THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP 
MUNICH, GERMANY
Summer Associate, Projects included break even analysis in a real estate firm working with a client team, risk management for a universal bank, quality management and certification in a bank. 
1995 OPPENHOF & RÄDLER 
FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Intern, Corporate law division of largest German law firm, projects included calculation of tax effects of corporate restructurings, preparation of in-house seminar on restructuring law reforms. 
1995 DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU 
STUTTGART, GERMANY
Summer Associate, Participated in auditing of middle-sized German companies. 
1995 BAYER-SANKYO CO., LTD. 
TOKYO, JAPAN
Intern (part time), Analysis of local production costs of pharmaceutical products, development of a system for make-or-buy decisions considering currency rates and transfer prices. 
1994 MILES-SANKYO CO., LTD. 
TOKYO, JAPAN
Intern, Project work for the Executive Vice President, design and implementation of a sales data processing system involving process analysis and coordination of different departments' needs. 
1993 VOLKSBANK REUTLINGEN 
REUTLINGEN, GERMANY
Intern, Rotated through different functional areas of the bank, including commercial loan processing, credit review, private banking. 
PERSONAL  

German National Merit Foundation (1993-Present), DaimlerChrysler East Asia Fellowship (1999). 
Chairman, Liberal Society (college) and Student Council (high school).
Languages: German, English, French, Japanese. 
Solid PC and Macintosh skills, including Excel, Powerpoint, Word.