Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger
Full Professor of Business Administration
Full Professor of Business Administration with focus on tourism industry, from 2010 to 2014 Chairman CEMS
Thematic interests include Business models in personal services, network effects and network management, customer management in services, aviation management, transport management, destination management, mountain railway management and hotel management
Former Rector and President of the Chamber of Universities and Swiss universities
President of the Executive Committee of the IfM
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
Professor for Innovation Management, Director Institute for Technology Management, University of St.Gallen (HSG)
Member of the Advisory Boards of California Management Review, HIIG (Google Institute) and Swiss FinTech Innovation Center; Member of several boards of directors
Research projects in the field of innovation, technology strategy and new business models
Prof. Dr. Markus Kramer
President, Regional Divisions Europe, BASF SE
President (Regional Division Europe) at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen. He is an honorary professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig and since 2006 he has been teaching strategic planning and innovation management at Braunschweig University.
Department Secretary City of Zurich
Kathrin Kuster has been Department Secretary of the Social Department of the City of Zurich since 2014. She studied at the HSG and previously also worked at the former Research Institute for Sales and Trade.
Urs Riedener, lic. oec. HSG
CEO, Emmi Gruppe
Stations: Assistant Brand Manager at Jacobs Suchard in Neuchâtel, Group Brand Manager at Kraft Jacobs Suchard in Zurich
1995-2000 Lindt & Sprüngli, national and international, in various management functions, most recently as National Sales Manager and member of the Swiss management. Until 2008 Head of Marketing and member of the General Management of the Migros¬Genossenschafts¬Bund Zurich.
From 2008 CEO of the Emmi Group, Board of Directors of Conzzeta
Madeleine Stöckli grew up in St.Gallen. She studied Pharmaceutical Science at the ETH and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the HSG. She was CEO of B. Braun Switzerland until the end of 2018.