Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott is professor of finance management at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern. As visiting professor and guest lecturer he cultivates relations with several other Universities and Business Schools, i.e. IESE in Barcelona or UAM in Madrid.
He studied business administration at the Julius Echter University of Würzburg as well as Statistics and Operations Research at the Cornell University (New York). He received his doctorate degree from the Goethe University of Frankfurt.
Before he started his academic career as a professor, he gained working experience with J. P. Morgan (New York and Frankfurt), the Deutsche Bundesbank and McKinsey & Company. He keeps close contact with the financial industry as member of advisory and supervisory boards as well as consulting projects for banks, bank customers and international organisations.
Internationally he was enrolled in projects e. g. of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission (EC). He is academic advisor to the EC helping to prepare legislative acts or policy initiatives on banking issues.
His research work combines academic findings with industry needs. He focuses on optimisation of financial processes, new means of payments as well as settlement processes for securities and derivative financial products. His work includes methodologies and financial products to improve the operational risk situation of financial institutions and their customers.