Prof. Dr. Brandmeier has studied Business & Economics, English and Archaeology at the Universities of Augsburg, Moscow and Munich. He has more than 30 years’ experience in international businesses, public sector and Academia.

Covering a large area of subjects, his prime interests in Management are leadership and organizational development in a transformation/ turn-around set-up, Program- and Project Management of high complexity and international diversity, Digitalization, Corporate Strategy and Globalization with a focus on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
His teaching portfolio at KIU reflects his practical experience and industry background: - Fundamentals of Management; - Business Ethics & CSR; - Marketing; - Operations Management; - Corporate Strategy; - Human Resources

Current research projects are: Benchmarking & Beyond a contemporary approach to innovation management, Cyber-Security Awareness (interdisciplinary project with Dept. of Math) Future of Work (employee attraction and retention in a remote working environment, intercultural leadership), Arts & Culture Management (Digitalization in Performing Arts, Museum & Exhibitions) and Tourism (Integration of Cultural Heritage Programs, Historical Site Management).

He held managerial positions at global and mid-sized companies (sales, procurement, supply change management, operations & logistics) and worked as an executive management consultant in a number of restructuring and turn-around projects.

Prof. Brandmeier is a certified project manager (PMP), CISM, SSCP and SCRUM-Master. His PhD thesis (defended 2002) analyses the impact of IT-Outsourcing on companies and evaluates key success factors for successful outsourcing projects. He has been a visiting professor and a lecturer in EMEA & LATAM. He contributed research papers for Cyber-Security, Business Intelligence, Market Entry-Studies, Procurement, Benchmarking & Innovation Mgt, HR and Culture Mgt.

Besides his activities as an economist he takes a vital interest in almost all areas of Archaeology, Underwater-Archaeology and History. Having accomplished his BA/ MA in Classical Archaeology at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich with a focus on ancient trade routes and the diffusion of Hellenistic culture, he tries to merge challenges of cultural heritage conversation with contemporary aspects in modern Tourism. When not wreck-diving the Seven Seas you may meet him on historic battle grounds or ritual sites all over the world.