Associates & Faculty
Following Colleagues from industry, from research and consultancy practice take part in oezpa projects, research and events.
- Heiner Andexer
- Dr. Eliat Aram (Israel, UK)
- Ann Barry (USA, France)
- Dr. Lothar Beseler
- Prof. Dr. Pierre Casse (France)
- Dr. Sören Christensen
- Dr. Alfred Colliander (Finland/ Switzerland)
- Gerhard Dubois
- Dr. Heinrich Dürscheid
- PhD. Carole A. Eigen (USA)
- Prof. Dr. Jörg Fengler
- Dr. Werner Forster (Switzerland)
- Dr. Robert French (UK)
- Prof. Jonathan Gosling (UK)
- Bruce Irvine (UK/ South Afrika)
- Frank Karsten
- Olya Khaleelee (UK)
- Dr. Gordon Lawrence (UK)
- Joost Levy (Netherlands)
- Ivana Litvin (Israel)
- Dr. theol. Friedrich-Wilhelm Lindemann
- Prof. Dr. Ajeet N. Mathur (India)
- Dr. Martha C. M. Mens (Netherlands)
- Dr. Brigit Nossal (Australia)
- Barbara Lagler Özdemir (Switzerland)
- Hüseyin Özdemir (Germany/ Turkey)
- Prof. Dr. Dieter Ohlmeier
- Michael Pannwitz (USA/ Germany)
- Dr. Michael Pavlovic
- Dr. Harald Pühl
- Dr. Karsten Roth
- Vera Sandrock
- Ad Schalkx (Netherlands)
- Barbara Scheyrer
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer
- Dr. Mannie Sher (UK/ South Africa)
- Prof. Dr. Gordon Strauss (USA)
- Dr. Thomas Siefer
- Karsten Trebesch
- Ulrich Wollschläger
- Dr. Dorothee von Tippelskirch-Eissing
Profiles of our consultants
Mr Andexer is active as a certificate information scientist and for several decades as a management consultant. He was from 1987 to 1998 partner and manager of plenum Management Consulting GmbH. From 1998 till the end of 2001 Mr. Andexer was member of the board of directors of plenum AG. Before 1987 he was active ten years as an organisation and IT manager as well as as a manager of the product marketing of IT service providers. He sees his technical main focus of consultation in the concept and conversion of the strategical and technological new adjustment of companies. Moreover the judgement and quality assurance of IT strategies, IT organisations and IT architectures also belongs in narrow support of given enterprise aims. Contents of his projects enclose, e.g. the judgement business-relevant IT innovations or the professionalization of IT organisations up to the paging of these unities in independent service societies. Essential components of his professional self-image are the development of synergies between information technologies and the nuclear business segments of his clients, an actual use of IT achievements, the customer-oriented adjustment of IT organisations as well as the integration of the „Culture Change process“ as a critical success factor. In these subject areas he is involved successfully in his role as a project manager and coach at levels of directors and managers. His branch main focus lies above all in the area of finance service providers.
C Psych, C Sci; CEO, The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations; Chartered Psychologist and Gestalt Psychotherapist; Trainer & Supervisor, Metanoia Institute; Member, Royal Society of Medicine; Professional Associate, The Grubb Institute; Member, OFEK.
Ann Barry is a consultant for organisational development and director of Ann Barry Consultants in Paris and Chicago as well as associate consultant with Intercultural Management Associates with headquarter in Paris, New York and Hong Kong, an international consultation company which consults above all to intercultural questions of mergers, acquisitions, joint venture and alliances.
Dr. Lothar Beseler (year 1942) is a lawyer and retired chairperson judge at the industrial tribunal in Düsseldorf. A part of his activity is the training of executives and works council as well as beginning professional lawyers for labour legislation. He is a respected as well as asked speaker in seminars because his view and talk style are always directed to the needs of the operational practise. In addition, Dr. Beseler has a serious name as an author of numerous publications on subjects pertaining to labour law.
Professor for Management and Organisational Development; Dr. Phil. (University of Lille, France); M.P.A. (University of California, USA); M.A. (University of Liège, Belgium).
Member of the oezpa advisory baord.
Dr. Sören Christensen, (year in 1946), rounded off the studies of mathematics at the university of Hamburg after the Abitur (higher education entrance qualification). At the university of Stuttgart followed the studies of architecture. As a scholarship holder of the country of Baden-Würtemberg Dr. Christensen did a doctorate at the university of Stuttgart. From 1977 to 1978 a Nato scholarship followed at the university of Utah in the USA. In the years from 1978 to 1997 Dr. Christensen was active in different management functions for Kienzle Data Systems, mbp software and systems, as well as EDS. In November, 1997 Dr. Christensen was ordered from the WestLB Systems, a 100 % subsidiary of the West German regional bank, with about 750 employees, to the manager. From 2001 to 2005 Dr. Christensen was part of the executive board of WPS WertpapierService Bank AG (WPS Bank), since the 4/24/2001 as chairperson. Since 2005 Dr. Christensen is substitutional Chairperson of the Executive Board of the dwpbank AG, Frankfurt.
Dr. Colliander has a doctor title in political sciences (Université des Sciences Sociales de Grenoble) and master in folk science (Helsinki). He supports organisations in change processes and is active as a management consultant for oezpa international.
Alfred Colliander was active for many years as an operational controller at a multinational enterprise. In this role he has built up a participatory revision process, to overcome the difficulty to push through recommendations. His field of work is stretched from research, up to service and central management functions. Today his special interest field is competence development in organisations and the support of organisation-crossing operating principles.
Gerhard Dubois is an independent senior management consultant to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with a focus on:
Strategic change and business transformation Restructuring and performance improvement, Partnering and post-merger integration
Facilitation, coaching and implementation of change. Gerhard Dubois studied business administration and management at the Universities of Cologne and St. Gallen. He spent his career in industry and consulting. 6 years with Schering AG in corporate development 8 years consulting experience at Arthur D. Little with focus on restructuring, post-merger integration and strategy development in chemicals and pharma Director Germany of the global Healthcare Practice. Independent Consultant and Change Manager since 2002. Founder and CEO of Value Partner.
Dr. Heinrich Dürscheid is a graduate psychologist, graduate economist, "company developer" as well as trainer and coach. The main focuses of his activity lies in the ranges of team development, project-coaching and change management. Within the scope of his consultation activity Dr. Dürscheid led several development processes and change processes in enterprises in Europe, Central America and Africa. Dr. Dürscheid works project-related as a management consultant and trainer for oezpa.
PhD. Carole A. Eigen is an organizational consultant, coaching psychologist as well as facilitator. In this roles Mrs Eigen supports the initiatives of leaders and management teams engaged in changing the way their organizations relates to its environment. She works closely with individuals towards greater personal effectiveness in achieving organizational objectives and enables working groups to resolve conflicts and improve cross-team functioning. As an university educator and researcher Mrs Eigen applies psychoanalytic and system theory to the development of tools and methods for practical solutions to complex organizational dilemmas. Mrs Eigen has an expertise in role consultation and executive coaching, design and implementation of leadership learning systems as well as supervision and training for consultants and managers utilizing psychodynamic group and systemic methods. Mrs Eigen is staff member of oezpa international, located in the United States of America, USA.
Professor for clinical and pedagogical Psychology, Universität zu Köln; Group Dynamics Trainer (DAGG); Psychological Psychotherapist; Co-Founder and Member of Presidential Council of German Association of Coaching, DBVC, Germany.
Dr. Werner Forster is an consultant in questions of leadership and communication, structural creation and strategy conversion in the context of company development, also in form of coaching. He also trains consultants. After the certificate in commercial and several years of practice abroad in a big trustee corporation he studied at the university Saint Gallen business economics and organisational psychology. An education in the psychoanalytic seminar Zürich and numerous counselling trainings folowed, in parallel with the freelance activity as consultant and leadership trainer. In 1986 he took over the management of the management consultancy in the institute of applied psychology Zürich. His activities covered lectureships for organisational development at the universities of Basel and St. Gallen. He was a foundation member and long-standing board of directors of the working circle "person and organisation".
Dr. Robert French, (BA) Cambridge, (PGCE) Manchester, MEd (Bristol). Lecturer on Organisational Behaviour at Bistol Business School, the University of West England. International Editorial Advisory Board, Socio-Analysis: The Journal of the Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis.
Professor and Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Chairman of "International Masters in Practicing Management", a global amalgamation of seven business schools. Member of the oezpa advisory baord.
Bruce Irvine is the Executive Director of the Grubb Institute UK. He is a Senior Organisational Analyst, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Science. Bruce works internationally as an executive coach, organisational analyst and consultant with senior leaders in organisations within the corporate, governmental and institutional settings. He is an Associate International Faculty Member of the Leadership Institute, SOLES, University of San Diego, faculty member in the MA in Organizational Analysis Grubb and university of east London. He directs and staffs experiential learning programmes within the Group Relations/Institutional Transformation traditions in the UK, Europe, USA, South America and Africa.
Board operations and services, Generali Versicherungen, Germany, Hamburg. Frank Karsten was a director of AMB Generali Services GmbH, computer science, Mr. Frank Karsten starts his professional career after studying computer science in 1983 at the business of Siemens AG. 1988 he moved to the AMB Group. After joining the computer science AMB 1998, he was instrumental in transforming the company from the data center to a full-service IT service provider for all of the AMB group affiliated with Group company to company.
Olya Khaleelee works as an organisational psychologist and organisational consultant with Pintab Associates, London. She supports executives with staff selection and staff development and in career consultation. She is a qualified psychotherapist and was chairperson of the executive board of the London Centre for Psychotherapy. From 1980-1994 she was a director of OPUS (organisation for Promoting the Understanding of Society). She worked more than 20 years for the Tavistock institute in the range of the development of working with groups and group relations, in England as well as abroad. She belonged to the organizers of many conferences and was the first female director of a Leicester conference, a yearly taking place, 2-week group relation event with the subjects: Authority, guidance and organisation. With a Leicester conference the learning is directed upon the exploration of experience of the participants which they make in the course of this limited-period organisation. The focus lies on the group and not on the personality properties of the participants. The first Leicester conference (Leicester Group Relation Conference) was organised in 1957 together by the Tavistock Institute and the University of Leicester.
Dr. Gordon Lawrence is former member of the Tavistock Institut and a co-owner of the Social Dreaming Ltd. in London. Furthermore he is a visiting professor of the University of Norththumberland in Newcastle, Britain and also of the New Bulgaria University, Sofia.
Joost Levy is Director at PRO consult in the netherlands. He is Organisational consultant, Coach and Teacher of managerial programs using Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic Systemic learning. Since 1999 he organise three day's working conferences together with the Grubb Institute in the Netherlands.
MA, MSc, Clinical Psychologist; Psychotherapist; Organisational Consultant; Executive Coach and Supervisor in private practice; Chairperson, OFEK; Israel
Dr. theol. Friedrich-Wilhelm Lindemann is a pastoral psychologist (DGSv,DAGG,DGfP). Advanced training to become a pastoral psychological consulter, advanced education in psychology of groups (Harvard), Consulting of roles and supervision (Tavistock). Director of the central Insititut of Training for psychological consulting and supervision in the evangelicals Church in Germany.
Professor in Strategic Management and International Business, and Chairperson, Gender Resource Centre, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India,Affiliate Life Member, Indian Psychoanalytical Society. India
Drs. Martha C.M. Mens; MPC, psychologist, consulter of the Centrum of Reichsadvies; Supervisor. Executive Program: Conseling, Coaching und Consulting. University of Utrecht; former president of Group Relations Netherland; Partner IVE of empirical learning, Netherland.
Senior Associate at Innovative Practice specialising in leadership development and work culture diagnosis and improvement through Organisation Role Analysis (individual and group) and Action Learning interventions; Founder member of Group Relations Australia; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis; Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO); Sessional lecturer in the RMIT University Organisation Dynamics Masters program.
Michael Pannwitz studied natural science at the university of California at Los Angeles. Since 1999 he is an independent consultant specializing in large group work. He facilitated more than 121 open space events. Furthermore he is a co-founder of boscop (berlin open space cooperative).
Dieter Ohlmeier, M.D., is psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (I.P.A). as well as professor emeritus for psychoanalysis at the university of Kassel in Germany. He has taken part in a row of Tavistock conferences in Leicester and was staff member of Group Relations conferences. He has published in the area of psychoanalytic oriented organisational development and team psychoanalysis. He is a co-editor of the magazine Free association.
Michael Pavlovic is trainer and supervising psychoanalyst, group-psychoanalyst, organizational consultant and supervisor. Michael Pavlovic is a member of following organisations: DPG, DGPT, IPA, DAGG, ISPSO.
Dr. Harald Pühl is a supervisor, consulter, mediator and a family therapist. His emphases are teamconsulting and -development, planning and entourage of change porocesses, conflict moderation and mediation and also consulting of performance and coaching. Furthermore he is the head of the Institut TRIANGLE e.v., Berlin.
Dr. Karsten Roth is a graduate psychologist with focus on work and organisational psychology as well as organisational development. His working fields include accompanying change management processes and the development and implementation of feedback processes as well as management diagnostics.
Dr. Roth was active as a freelance consultant and trainer for different German management consultancies. He also worked on research projects for the German Ministry for Training and Development (the BMBF). He achieved his doctorate in the subject of online diagnostics (development of an online-supported test system for job applicant selection) and has worked with new forms of employment.
Dr. Roth is trained in coaching and has experience as a staff member in Group-Relation conferences (OrgLab).
Ad Schalkx has a background in mechanical engineering. He is a member of Metron, Netherland. Furthermore he is a program manager of International Management Development Program, a program manager of Cultural Changes in Organisations and activities focusing of effciency and also he is a developer of programs and experience-oriented settings. He has experience within the industrial sector, as well as within the healthcare and financial sector and with training centers.
Mrs Barbara Scheyrer is a graduate psychologist for Counselling Psychology and Organizational Inquiry. She finished her second studies in California / USA. Moreover, Mrs Scheyer is a qualified social worker, supervisor BDP (professional organisation of German psychologists), certificated euromoderator and has an additional education in systemic consultation. Mrs Scheyer looks at 26 years of occupational experience in the industries: Bank, IT service, car supplier, energy industry, plant construction, logistics and in non profit organisations. She has leadership experience in small business and non profit organisations and accompanied the most different change processes and mergers in these organisations. Her working main focuses are in design and company of change processes, human resource management, organisational development and personel development, coaching and international cooperation as well as merger & acquisitions. Mrs Scheyrer was active as a lecturer and tutor at universities in Germany and the USA. Board Member of "Gesellschaft für Organisationsentwicklung".
Chief Director of the Institute of Electronic Business, Professor for Electronic Business with a focus on marketing at the Universität der Künste, Berlin.
Member of the oezpa advisory baord.
BA, TQAP, FBAP, Director, Group Relations Programme; Principal Researcher & Consultant, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations; Fellow, British Association of Psychotherapists; former Board Member, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations.
Dr. Mannie Sher works as an organisation development and change consultant in health and social care, industry, the financial sector, public protection agencies, faith organisations, the arts, charities, voluntary organisations and professional associations. In 1997, he was appointed Director of the Group Relations Programme of the Tavistock Institute.
Thomas Siefer (year 1958), Dr.rer.oec. Dipl.-Ök., studied economic sciences and educational theory. He has long-standing experiece in family business consultation; was scientific employee at University of Wuppertal, freelance consultant, and business manager in a middle-class industrial company. He disposes on advanced trainings in organisational development (OE), families and system broads therapies, system broad solutions. Since 1997 he is an independent management consultant for family enterprises, coaching of executives, OE/supervision with customers from economy, Non profit organisations and management at home and abroad. Since 1992 he works with system installations, founder network organisation installations. Since 1997 from and continuing education to system broads solutions (organisation installations) at home and abroad. In 1994-2001 member in the forum spirituality in the management, Zen and contemplation. Since 2003 in the additional occupation intensive artistic pressing (picture properties), in 2005 project "Häutungen" (52 weekly layerings).
MD, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Louisville School of Medicine; Organizational Consultant; President, Midwest Center for Group Relations; Member, GREX; Associate, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (AKRI).
Karsten Trebesch is an acting partner of Trebesch & Asociados GmbH, consultation for company development and change management, as well as co-editor of the magazine Organisational development. He disposes of 32-years consultation experience, interrupted from some years of scientific activity in colleges. Karsten Trebesch above all also works in Spain and South America in change projects and as a senior coach.
Ulrich Wollschläger is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), WestLB AG,
I am a psychoanalyst in private practice in Berlin. I am on the Board of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute and chair the Committee on Outreach and Interdisciplinary Dialogue of the German Psychoanalytic Association. I had studied Protestant Theology and Psychology and focused on how Christian history and tradition contributed to the genesis of anti-Semitism that led to the persecution and murder of Jews in Nazi-Germany and Europe. My way into Group Relations work was through the "Nazareth" conferences, the project of Germans and Israelis: The Past in the Present. I am a member of PCCA (Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities) and have worked in various Group Relations Conferences in different roles. Since the founding in Berlin in 2001 of the Abraham Geiger College for training Rabbis and Cantors I have been involved in developing the college, structuring its work, and evaluating candidates in their training and preparation for work in Jewish congregations.