Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König

Wolfgang Koenig received a diploma in Business Administration in 1975 and a diploma in Business Pedagogic in 1977, both from Frankfurt University. At the same University, he was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1980 (“Hardware-Supported Parallelization of Information Systems”) and completed his habilitation thesis – a kind of advanced Ph.D. degree – in 1985 (“Strategic Planning of the Information Systems Infrastructure”). From 1985 to 1991, he was appointed Professor of Information Systems at the Koblenz School of Corporate Management, also serving as Rector from 1986 to 1988. In 1991, he became Professor of Information Systems at the Frankfurt University, in the Economics and Business Administration Faculty, and held for several years the post of Director of the Institute of Information Systems.

All in all, he spent more than two years working in the US, in particular at the IBM Research Laboratories in San Jose, CA, and Yorktown Heights, NY, as well as at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago/Evanston, IL, at the University of California at Berkeley and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He gained additional international experience by conducting research semesters in south-east Asia (e. g. Hong Kong). From 1995 to 2000, he headed an interdisciplinary research program sponsored by the German National Science Foundation on “Competitive Advantage by Networking – the Development of the Frankfurt and Rhine-Main Region”. Since end of 2002 he chairs the “E-Finance Lab Frankfurt am Main”, a joint research program of Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse, DZ Bank Group, FinanzInformatik, IBM and T-Systems (all tier-1 partners), and 360T and Interactive Data (both tier-2 partners), in conjunction with the Universities of Frankfurt and Darmstadt. In 2005 he received the IBM Faculty Award for his research results on risk mitigation in the context of Business Process Outsourcing. And from October 2004 until September 2006, he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Frankfurt University. Moreover, he served ten years as Editor-in-Chief of the leading Mid-European IS journal WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK. He is member of the board of external directors of several companies and foundations (for example the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation).