Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen
After 10 years at Deutsche Bank AG (most recently as bank director of the international department), Sievert joined the Sievert Building Materials Group in 1980 as managing director and was appointed chairman of the board of Sievert AG in 1986. He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2006. The Sievert Baustoffgruppe has around 1,700 employees at 60 locations in Central and Eastern Europe and China.
In 2012, Sievert founded the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture and has been its CEO since then.
Sievert studied social and economic sciences at the Universities of Hamburg, Göttingen and Erlangen-Nuremberg and received his doctorate in business psychology from the University of Linz in 1971.
Since 1994, Sievert has taught “International and Intercultural Management” at the University of Osnabrück in the Department of Economics, and has been an honorary professor since 1997. The University of Osnabrück appointed him Deputy Chairman of the University Council in 2003 and China Representative in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded the Hans Mühlenhoff Prize for good teaching at the University of Osnabrück.
In addition, Sievert is or was a visiting lecturer or professor at the Georg August University of Göttingen (since 2009), the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (1996 – 2003), the Warsaw School of Economics (2004 – 2008), the Beijing Foreign Studies University (since 2009), the University of Science and Technology of China (2007 – 2013), Anhui University (since 2009) in Hefei and Anhui University of Finance and Economics (since 2009) in Bengbu.
In 2006, he was appointed honorary professor of Hefei University. For his cultural and economic commitment, he received honorary citizenship of the city of Hefei (capital of Anhui Province) in 2013 and was awarded Anhui Province Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in spring 2016.
In 2013, the Universidad Católica de Costa Rica appointed him Honorary Professor in San José Sievert. This also in recognition of his work as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Costa Rica with responsibility for the states of Lower Saxony and Bremen.
Since 2015 Sievert has been teaching Intercultural Management at the Institute.