Jobst Fiedler is Professor Emeritus of Public and Financial Management, and Founding Director of the Executive MPA at the Hertie School. From 2005-2008, he was Associate Dean of the Hertie School. In 2009, he was a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. Fiedler served as Chief Municipal Director of Hanover from 1990 until 1996, when he switched to the private sector and joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as managing partner. During his private sector career, Fiedler continued publishing and teaching in the field of public management at the University of Potsdam and the Bocconi School of Management in Milan (among others). He studied law, economics and political science and worked as research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). He holds a PhD from the University of Hanover.