Curriculum Vitae


Personal Data

Year of Birth:
Alexander Jungmeister
D and CH
Married, 1 child
Prof. (UAS) Dr. phil.


2011-2012 Diploma in Business Law (DAS), University of St. Gallen, St.Gallen
2009 EFER Entrepreneurship Program, Harvard & Stanford University
2007-2008 Certificate in Business Law (CAS), University of St. Gallen, St.Gallen
2004 Certificate in University Didactics, Berne, University of Berne
2000-2001 Certified Financial Planner (CFP, Master), SFPO, Berne
2000 Certificate EFQM Assessor, SAQ, Olten
1992 Certificate in Bank Organization (SGO), Zurich
1992 Postdoc program in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, USA
1986-1989 Ph.D. in Media Science, University of Zurich, Zurich
1979-1984 Lic. phil.I (Master) in Media Science, University of Zurich, Zurich

Professional Experience

2013 – present, Chairman of Kreisquadrat gmbh, Lucerne, Switzerland.

2011 – present, Professor (UAS), CEO, University of Lucerne, Business Law Institute, Lucerne, Switzerland. Research focus: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Management.

2004 – present, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Doctoral thesis supervision for Switzerland. Research focus: International Strategy, Strategic Entrepreneurship

2000 – 2015, Chairman of aht intermediation gmbh, Freienbach SZ, Switzerland.

2007 – 2011, Executive Vice Director, University of St. Gallen, Executive School, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Head Competence Center Entrepreneurial Management, Head Business Development, Marketing and IT

2001 – 2006, Professor, Berne University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), Berne, Switzerland.
Head Postgraduate Studies – BBA/ MBA/ DBA Programs. Responsible for the international programs of BUAS and consulting projects. Research focus: Internat. Strategy, Performance Management.

1999 – 2001, CEO, Partner, member of the board; ibe institute of business excellence, Zurich, Switzerland. Responsible for private banking/ wealth manage­ment consulting profit centers in Zurich and London as well as for corporate marketing and strategy.

1995 – 1999, Senior vice president, IMG AG, St.Gallen; Switzerland.
(Spin Off consulting company of the University of St. Gall). Responsible for management consulting, head banking division/ practice group manager private banking (for profit centers Frankfurt/D, Zurich/CH, and St. Gallen/ CH). Responsible for marketing of practice group banking. Lecturer at University of St. Gall in Business Engineering.

1994 – 1995, Principal, Unisys (Switzerland) AG; Thalwil, Switzerland.
Responsible for Unisys banking consulting practice (incl. division marketing).

1989 – 1994, Senior Manager, UBS, Zurich, Switzerland.
BU organization and management support as well as BU client-/server development for new banking applications. Assistant professor at University of Maryland in Computer Science for a research project sponsored by UBS in 1992.

1987 – 1989, CEO, DPS Desktop Publishing AG, Baden, Switzerland.
Responsible for establishing of services and general business tasks: budgets/ financials, acquisitions, marketing, technical support organization, recruitment /personnel, operations monitoring. (Founder of own startup business).

1986 – 1987, Head Marketing, Consultant. ISB Management Consulting AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

1985 – 1986, Project Manager, IPSO, Institute for social sciences, Zurich, Switzerland.
(now IHA/GfM market research). Responsible for various large scale consumer studies (banks, public authorities, retail businesses) and Swiss National Fund research projects.

 Mandates / Memberships

  • kreisquadrat gmbh, Chairman
  • SMS Strategic Management Society (Member)
  • Think Tank KMU Next, Berne (Member)


  • Strategy development, Corporate Foresight, Entrepreneurship
  • Organization and reorganization, business process redesign
  • Marketing, corporate communications
  • Cooperative Networks
  • Culture & change management
  • Project and project portfolio management
  • Statistics (in depth SPSS, SAS, STATA knowledge)
  • Financial planning/ wealth management
  • Finance and performance management
  • Strategic information system planning
  • Legal Management, Business Law (CH)

 Country Experience

  • Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK, USA, Australia, China

 Industry Sectors

  • Banking, Insurance, Public Management, IT, Health-Care


  • German (Mother tongue)
  • English (Fluent, excellent working knowledge written/ oral)
  • French (Basic knowledge)
  • Italian (Basic knowledge)