Prof. Dr. Ulrich Zeitel
Professor Zeitel studied law from 1977 to 1983 at the Universities of Mannheim, Bonn and Lausanne (Switzerland), and he earned his doctorate in law. jur. at the University of Mannheim In 1987. Zeitel started as a lawyer in Heidelberg and worked as a senior partner of a law firm, consulting on commercial law for medium-sized companies.
Since 1983 Zeitel has been working in the FORUM Institute for Management GmbH. Initially he was a project manager, then later becoming one of the three managing partners (1988-2004) and a sole managing director since September 2004. Within FORUM, he contributed reaching important milestones of the company:
- 100 employees
- EUR 15,5 million turnover
- 1,500 events per year
- 4,500 seminar days per year
- 20,000 participants per year
- Corporate partners in Italy, Jordan and Spain
Apart from his main involvement in FORUM, he served as a executive vice president of Springer Science + Business Media from July 2007 to December 2008, a member of the management circle of Klett AG in Stuttgart from 2009 to 2012, a lecturer in the International Private Law at the Institute for Law of the University of Vienna from 2004 to 2010, a member of the University Conference of the SRH University of Heidelberg since October 2012, and a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg since 2014.
On May 18, 2017, Zeitel was awarded an honorary professorship by the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences for Management in recognition of many years of service to the development of hands-on training for working professionals in cooperation with the university.