Louis Klein

Dean of European School of Gobernance


Dr Louis Klein is an internationally renowned thought and practice leader with rich experiences and deep insights into systems change, systemic governance, and social design, in theory and practice, in research and consulting.

Dr Louis Klein serves as dean at the European School of Governance (EUSG) and Secretary General of the International Federation for Systems Research (ISFR).

Educated as an economist and social scientist, Dr Louis Klein became a dedicated systems researcher. He served as director at the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), as director at the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), and as VP of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS).

In 2019 Dr Louis Klein retired from the the Systemic Excellence Group and the Systemic Change Institute where he managed local and international change projects worldwide as a systems practitioner. He worked in the private and public field as well as for organisations in civil society.

Dr Louis Klein is member of the editorial board of the Project Management Journal (PMJ) and Systems Research and Behavioural Sciences (SRBS) as well as co-publisher of the German philosophical business magazine agora42.

Dr Louis Klein grew up on a winery in the Mosel Valley in Germany. He is a long-distance runner and mountaineer, a wine lover and wannabe accordionist. He is the father of two children and lives in Berlin.