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Faculty member

Doctor in Environmental Engineering
Affiliate Professor
Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Campus : Berlin
Tel : +49 30 536062 31


Jan Uwe Lieback is affiliate Professor at the Institute for Environmental Management (IfUM) at the Berlin Campus of ESCP Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and has a Master in Environmental Technology.
Professor Lieback started his career as research assistant at the Institute for General Hygiene at the Freie Universität Berlin, developing and leading projects for the determination of health risks from urban aerosols. Later he served in consulting companies as team- and project leader in the construction of air purification installations for manufacturing and heavy industries.
In 1986 Professor Lieback founded his first own business for Environmental Consulting and Environmental Management. Since that time he has founded numerous companies in that field in Germany and Poland. Today he serves as CEO of the GUT Certification GmbH (GUTcert) and of the Afaq-Afnor International GmbH, both located in Berlin, belonging by the majority to the in-ternational AFNOR groupe Paris.
Lecturing Environmental Economy, 1992 first at the TU Berlin and 1993-1994 at the University of Cottbus, Professor Lieback started his academic career. 1996 he joined ESCP Europe holding up seminars for Environmental Management. Since 1999 Professor Lieback teaches environmental Management at ESCP Europe in Berlin with special emphasis on current subjects such as CCF/PCF, emission trading, CO2-balance sheets and sustainability orientation of Organisations in automotive and heavy industries as well as in manufacturing.
Professor Lieback is an appointed environmental verifier. Over the last 15 years he conducted more than 400 Audits in numerous international companies. He served as member of the General Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce Berlin, vice chairmen of the VDI Berlin-Brandenburg and is currently a deputy chairman of the German Environmental Verifiers Committee (UGA)..