Juergen Scherer has a MBA and PhD from Cologne University in Germany. His doctoral thesis on Procurement Marketing received the Scientific Award of the German Industry Association for Purchasing and Supply Management. He lectures Business-to-Business Management topics at various business schools in Europe and the United States and has published papers in academic journals and readers. He has 30 years of experience spanning broad industry in executive positions for global corporations in Germany and the US, namely FMCG company Henkel, Specialty Chemicals company Cognis (acquired in 2010 by BASF) and Industrial Packaging company Mauser. He has lead large globally matrixed organizations on the Sales/Key Account Management as well as on the Purchasing/Supply Chain Management side. Since 2019, he is a Business Consultant & Coach with BXB Exchange Business Consulting.