Claudia Loebbecke holds the Chair of Media and Technology Management at the University of Cologne. She is a Member of the Administrative Board of WDR, Europe’s second largest public broadcaster, and serves as external scientific adviser in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) project organised by Fraunhofer IAIS.
From 2016 to 2021, she was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Regulatory Issues of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (Bundesnetzagentur); from 2012 to 2020, a board member of the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics; from 2011 to 2013, a member of the High Level Group (HLG) on Innovation Policy Management to the European Council, and from 2005 to 2006 elected President of the global Association for Information Systems (AIS), which named her AIS Fellow in 2012, and a Distinguished Member cum laude in 2019.
Previous posts include positions in academia and consulting with INSEAD (France), McKinsey & Co. (Germany), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong/PRC), Erasmus University (Rotterdam, NL) and Copenhagen Business School (DK). Later research stays took her to the Sloan School/MIT (US), the University of New South Wales (Sydney, AUS) and the London School of Economics (UK).
She received an MA(1990) and a PhD (1995) in business administration, both from the University of Cologne, Germany, and an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (1991), the latter financially supported by a Fulbright Scholarship (1986/87) and a DAAD Scholarship (1990/91).
Her research and consulting focus on business models, management and regulation aspects in light of the innovative use of new media, information and telecommunication technologies, including artificial intelligence. She works in the contexts of launching and digitally transforming business models, organisational forms and trustworthy information infrastructure.
In her leisure time, she likes travelling, sports, playing cards and visiting exhibitions.