Dr. Andreas Rickert is the CEO of PHINEO, an organization supporting civic engagement for the purpose of common welfare.
Prior to initiating PHINEO, Dr. Rickert served as Director at Bertelsmann Stiftung for two years and was responsible for its projects relating to the third sector and promoting civil society.
From 2004 to 2008 he has worked as project manager with McKinsey and Company where his focus was on public sector and healthcare industry in Europe and the Middle East.
Dr. Rickert did his PhD work in molecular genetics at the Max-Planck-Institute in Cologne and the Stanford University in Palo Alto. Before that, he studied biology and environmental protection at the universities of Düsseldorf, California – Davis and Bonn.