Stefan Synek studied Applied Geography (Diploma) with Business Administration and Social Psychology (minor) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Trier. During his studies, he worked as cycling tour guide in different European countries. After graduation, Stefan Synek worked as Key Account Manager for an event agency before he became a tester for the Stiftung Warentest where he conducted various projects in the field of mobility and traffic, in particular testing the quality management of the Deutsche Bahn. He then worked as research associate and lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Media at the Hochschule Fresenius in Munich. Furthermore, he supervised the study courses Business Administration (B.A.) and Sustainable Marketing & Leadership (M.A.) and was engaged in the management of various mobility and sustainability research projects. During this time, the idea for an external doctoral thesis on the company bicycle leasing program in Germany was born. In his thesis, he is particularly interested in the exploration of adoption motives, determinants of diffusion and impacts like health benefits of company leasing bicycles. Further research interests include current issues in the field of sustainable mobility. His thesis will be published in 2020. Today, Stefan Synek works for the City of Munich in the Department of Public Order Road Traffic Division, Transport and Mobility Management where he is engaged in the EU CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project. In patricular, Stefan Synek is responsible for the implementation of multimodal (E-) mobility stations and dissemination work of CIVITAS ECCENTRIC Munich.