Mathias Falkenstein joins CHE Consult as Managing Director

As of the end of August 2017, CHE Consult GmbH once again has two Managing Directors. Together with Dr. Christian Berthold, Dr. Mathias Falkenstein is now responsible for directing the business of CHE Consult. Mathias Falkenstein has many years of experience in the internationalisation and strategic development of universities and business schools, and has provided consultation to higher education institutions (HEIs) in Europe, Asia and North America. After studying Business Communication at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW), Mathias Falkenstein did his PhD at the University of Bath’s International Centre for Higher Education Management.

“I am delighted that Mathias Falkenstein, a renowned expert in consulting both national and international higher education institutions, has joined the management team of CHE Consult,” stated Christian Berthold. “Mathias Falkenstein has a very wide international network, having held positions such as Director of Business School Services at the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels and Programme Officer at the New York branch of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). We additionally considered it important that Mathias Falkenstein also has direct experience working at HEIs, e.g. as Director of International Relations / Global Development at Lille Catholic University and as Director of the International Summer University of Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS). His most recent engagement involved working freelance as a consultant to HEIs for several years, based in Brussels.

“I look forward to working as Managing Director of CHE Consult. Most particularly, I would like to set new trends in providing consultation to international customers and private HEIs, and to as gain new customers and partners for CHE Consult,” declared Falkenstein. Following Uwe Brandenburg’s departure from the management team of CHE Consult in April 2017, the Management is now complete again. Upon joining the management team, Mathias Falkenstein also became a CHE Consult partner.


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