Michael Nehls, Ph.D.

Michael Nehls, Ph.D.


Born on October 20, 1962, I am happily married to my wife Sabine and we have three adult children. I began my journey in human medicine with a Ph.D., followed by a Habilitation in Molecular Genetics, which earned me the title of “Privatdozent” (equivalent to a Ph.D.).

I am proud to have authored over 50 scientific publications, including two in collaboration with Nobel Laureates. Throughout my career, I’ve held senior research positions at German universities and served as Vice President of Genomic Research at a prominent U.S. biopharmaceutical company. I served as CEO and CSO of a Munich-based genetic research company for nearly eight years until its successful merger with another biopharmaceutical company.

I’ve also faced extraordinary challenges by completing the Race Across America, the world’s most grueling endurance race, not once, but twice.

Today, I share my insights through strategy presentations to diverse audiences, including universities, and am the author of several books. In the fall of 2010, I founded Mental Enterprises.

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