Executive Committee

Porträt Thomas Bieger, Präsident des Geschäftsleitenden Ausschusses

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

Porträt Oliver Gassmann, Mitglied des Geschäftsleitenden Ausschusses

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

Porträt Markus Kramer, Mitglied des Geschäftsleitenden Ausschusses

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.


Porträt Kathrin Kuster, Mitglied des Geschäftsleitenden Ausschusses

Kathrin Kuster
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.

Porträt Urs Riedener, Mitglied des Geschäftsleitenden Ausschusses

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

Porträt Madeleine Stöckli, Mitglied des Geschäftsleitenden Ausschusses

Madeleine Stöckli

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.