Michael Krause is Managing Director and Partner at Peek & Cloppenburg. Prior to this, Michael was Chief Executive Officer of NKD Vertriebs, which offers fashion products and accessories for the home in some 2,000 stores in seven countries. Krause's fields of interest comprise international security, political and cultural leadership, and change management. Prior to joining NKD Vertriebs, he held various management board and senior executive management roles in a number of multinational corporations, including Peek & Cloppenburg, Bayer, Siemens, Arcandor and DHL. He is also engaged in other business sectors, such as real estate, serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of a publicly listed company based in Berlin. Krause is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Essen and the Bradford School of Management, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Studies and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He received his doctoral degree at the University of Duisburg-Essen.