Nikolaus Pelka
Strategic Management Society

Niko Pelka joined the SMS as the first full-time Executive Director in 2006. He had since 2002 worked as Associate Dean of the German International School of Management and Administration, a joint effort between a German Foundation and Purdue University to establish MBA education in Germany. After earning a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cologne in 1992, Niko had worked as the Executive Director of a student exchange organization in Hamburg, Germany. From there in 2000 he accepted a position with YFU International Exchange, as VP Finance and Administration in Washington, DC.