My name is Alexander Schwedeler, 1963. I have worked in finance for more than 20 years, first with Deutsche Bank, then in my own start-up company, and then 15 years for Triodos Bank, Netherlands, an ethical and green/sustainable bank, which was founded in 1980. Between 1999 and 2006 I worked as Fund Manager for a private equity fund, which I started, and which invested in organic food and renewable energy companies. From 2008, as Co-Managing Director, I started and built up, together with the colleagues, the German Branch of Triodos Bank, and grew it up to 40 people and a balance sheet of 250m. I have financed many green, ethical and inspiring initiatives and businesses, including schools and health care institutions.

 

Between 2010 and 2012 I attended the first masterclass of Otto Scharmer’s TheoryU with 70 people from around the world.

 

Since 2014 I am working as IMO Leadership Consultant for impulse work, team building, organisational development, and conflict solving.

 

I am a member of IMO Institut for Man and Organisationdevelopment, see www.het-imo-net.

 

IMO is based on the ideas of Bernard Lievegoed, who started the first with organisation development consultancy in the 50ies of the last century.

 

In my free time I like to read books about leadership, management, self-development, contemporary history, economics and artificial intelligence. I play a little Jazz on the piano and like to improvise. I live with my wife in Stuttgart. We have three grown up children.