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Dr. Norbert Paddags


“What motivates you?” is perhaps not the most original question for a first meeting, but still a good one. You have to understand the inner forces that drive you, so that you can exploit them properly, and apply them to performing useful services for other people. 

I feel three motivating impulses:

  • the joy of challenging ideas, an emotion that has carried me through a university degree in Economic History and on to a Doctorate in international capital markets, and from there to my present teaching activities

  • the curiosity to get to the bottom of economic phenomena, and investigate what I find. Without this, we cannot take full responsibility for what we do – which, in my case, is performing strategic consulting services

  • the desire to work with our clients in a dynamic environment, and to set innovative solutions to work, and this desire was my motivation for founding Dr. Paddags Strategy Consulting.

Milestones in my career

  • Since 2015, independent management consultant, since 2017 Managing Director of Dr. Paddags Strategy Consulting

  • Since 2014, teaching engagements at various universities, on Strategy, Finance and Risk

  • Head of the unit “Business Steering”, NordLB, Hanover, including the decentralised controlling and management of the Capital Markets Division

  • Deputy Head „Management Board Support“, HSH Nordbank, Hamburg

  • Head of the unit “Business Steering & Communication”, HSH Nordbank, Kiel, responsible for the strategy and management of the Capital Market sector

  • Management consultant, Siemens Management, Munich, including responsibility for Complexity Management

  • Management consultant, McKinsey & Company, Munich, with emphasis on Financial Services / Controlling



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