Kai Reimers was born in Wiesbaden. He completed his economics studies in Germany, did his doctorate in economics and business administration at the University of Wuppertal and habilitated at the University of Bremen. From September 1998 to August 2003 he was visiting professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing with the support of the DAAD. Since September 2003 he is Professor of Business Informatics at RWTH Aachen University. Kai Reimers works at the interface between business informatics and organizational theory.