Dr. Carl Edward Archibald Albrecht
was born in 1975 as son of a high school teacher and a farmer. After high school graduation he worked at the Near and Middle East Association in Hamburg and at a law office in Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia.
Then he spent 18 months as agricultural trainee on farms with dairy and beef cattle and plant production followed by his trainee exams at the chamber of agriculture in Hanover. After Army service he started his studies of Agriculture at the Georg-August-University of Goettingen that he passed with a Master of Science in animal production. During summer semester holidays he worked as a scientific employee at an agricultural research company. The Master studies in agriculture were followed by his doctorate with a thesis in animal production as well.
After a training in dairying in Oldenburg he returned to the University in Goettingen to extend his skills and studied Cultural and Social Anthropology with a focus on applied anthropology and Africa. During his second studies he studied Anthropogeography as a minor subject. He finished his second studies with a Master of Arts.
Work and research led him to the United Arab Emirates, India, Egypt and Ghana. Especially in India and Ghana he focused on family businesses. Besides he travelled to twenty other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Because the coordination of projects is gaining in meaning, he graduated as a certified coordinator in international project management at the Society for Sustainable Development in Witzenhausen.
As he was asked by many of his colleagues over time to settle conflicts that occurred during projects he decided to professionalize conflict resolution and became a Chamber of Commerce approved mediator.
Since then he combines his diverse skills with the techniques of mediation to assist middle class family businesses in the solving of their conflicts.