Michael Ntiriakwa

PhD Candidate

Michael Ntiriakwa

PhD Candidate

Michael Ntiriakwa started his PhD program at the Kühne Logistics University on 1 September 2022 under the supervision of Prof. Dr Johannes Meuer and Prof. Dr Christina Raasch. His research interests are corporate sustainability, waste management, urban planning, and the platform economy. However, his PhD research focuses on digital platforms. He is particularly interested in exploring the impact of eCommerce platforms on the sustainable supply chain in the retail industry. In Michael’s view, companies could harness the full power of digital platforms to make their supply chain sustainable.

Michael did his Bachelor of Science in Human Settlement Planning (Spatial/ Urban Planning) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. During his academic life, he has taught Junior High School Students and prepared them for the Basic Education Certificate Examination. In addition, before starting his master’s studies, Michael worked as a member of the quality improvement team at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, for one year. He pursued his Master of Science degree in Environmental Management at the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, where he graduated among the best students in his class with an outstanding grade. In his master’s thesis, he uses the case study method to address the waste management issues in Accra by looking at the 3r Approach to the Integrated Management of Municipal Solid Waste in the capital.

Michael is someone who combines social life well with academic life. Before joining KLU, he served in several leadership positions. And notable among them is serving as the President of the Ghana Students’ Association in Kiel, Germany and as a project manager for the Ghana Union, Kiel Schleswig Holstein (GUKSH – Germany). He was also a guest student in the Master of Science Program in Environmental and Resource Economics at the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel.
 

Education

Since 2022PhD candidate at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2021 - 2022Master of Science in Environmental & Resource Economics, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
2018 -  2021    Master of Science in Environmental Management, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
2013 - 2017Bachelor of Science in Human Settlement Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kwame, Ghana

Professional Experience

Since 2022     Research Associate, Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2021 - 2022Project Manager (WIDU), Gahna Union Kiel Schleswig-Holstein (GUKSH e.V.), Kiel, Germany
2017 - 2018Researcher & Member QI, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
2012 - 2016Basic School Teacher, CCDC, Accra, Ghana