Year of Birth:
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|
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)
- Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK, USA, Australia, China
- Banking, Insurance, Public Management, IT, Health-Care
- German (Mother tongue)
- English (Fluent, excellent working knowledge written/ oral)
- French (Basic knowledge)
- Italian (Basic knowledge)