Stefan Rumpf studied Business Administration at the University of Trier. From 1998 to 2002 he was doctoral student and Managing Director of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 522 "Umwelt und Region“ (environment and region) at the University of Trier, where he also completed his dissertation on the topic of “Sustainability in skilled crafts and trades” in 2003. Subsequently he headed an ESF project on company succession in skilled crafts at the Trier Chamber of Crafts. Since January 2005 Stefan Rumpf has been an employee at RWI. Initially he was Managing Director of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ). Since December 2010 he is head of the department „Finance and Controlling" at RWI. From 2013 until September 2017 he was RWI’s Managing Director. In October 2017 Stefan Rumpf has become the Chief Administrative Director of RWI.
Science and Project Management, Operational Environmental Management, Small Business Economics, Handicraft Economics as well as Sustainable Development.