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HSG Advisory Board 2021-2023

Since 2007, the HSG Advisory Board has supported the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in strategic issues and university projects.

From January 2021 to December 2023, 16 Advisory Board Members are committed to the University of St.Gallen, providing important impulses for its future development and thus also for the development of Switzerland as a location for education and business. The HSG Advisory Board, which meet twice a year on the St.Gallen campus, is the fifth edition since its foundation in 2007. In terms of organization, the HSG Advisory Board is situated between the President’s Board, HSG Alumni and the University’s Board of Governors.

The HSG Advisory Board 2021-2023 is composed of 16 members, who are personalities from economy, science and society, nine of whom are alumni of the University of St.Gallen. Additionally, four people support the HSG Advisory Board ex officio. Together with the University representatives, the honorary members of the Advisory Board face the challenges of a business university with international and regional roots in the 21st century.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2021-2023

Dr. Swan Gin Beh (until 31.12.2021)
Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Carolina Müller-Möhl 
Founder and President of the Müller-Möhl Group and Müller-Möhl Foundation
Prof. Dr. Eugènia Bieto Caubet 
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE
Prof. Dr. Bernard Ramanantsoa 
Dean Emeritus of HEC Paris
Prof. Dr. Christoph Franz 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding AG
Dr. Eveline Saupper 
Member of the Board of Directors in various companies
Dr. Felix Grisard 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of HIAG
Dr. Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff 
Member of the Board of Directors in various companies
Adrian T. Keller 
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd.
Christen Sveaas
Owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kistefos Traesliberi
Prof. Dr. Robert (Bob) Kennedy 
Dean Emeritus at Nanyang Business School of the Nanyang Technological University
Franziska A. Tschudi Sauber
CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors at Wiedmann Holding AG
Georges Kern
CEO Breitling SA
Urs Wietlisbach 
Co-founder of Partners Group and executive Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG
Prof. Dr. Axel P. Lehmann 
Chairman of Credit Suisse
Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and Service Management, University of St.Gallen
President of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St.Gallen
Dr. Martin C. Wittig
Founder and Chairman of mcw Management Services AG
Senior Advisor at Bain & Company

 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ehrenzeller
President
Mathieu S. Jaus
President HSG Alumni
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid
Vice-President, External Relations
Prof. Winfried Ruigrok, Ph.D.
Dean HSG Executive School

 

Since 2007, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is supported by an honorary advisory committee, the HSG Advisory Board with respect to strategic questions and future-orientated projects of the university.

The “Honorary Advisory Board” is chosen by the University Council. The members being personalities from industry and academia strengthen the competencies of the University with their different professional and private backgrounds, with respect to a dialogue with the private sector, the public sector and non-profit-organisations; moreover, they make knowledge sources external to the University accessible to the HSG. From January 2018 to December 2020, 19 international Advisory Board members will be active for the University of St.Gallen, delivering momentum for its future development and with it for the development of the educational and business location of Switzerland. The Advisory Board members who convene twice per year on the St.Gallen campus, constitute the third Advisory Board since its establishment in the year 2007.

Sharing Experience

The Advisory Board members are active in diverse business sectors: including industry and trade, real estate, banking and insurance, as well as the areas of education and research. These professional competencies, in combination with national and international experience, are an enrichment for the entire University. In this way, the Advisory Board was able to give essential impulses for a successful organisational development: The introduction of English-language Bachelor and Master programmes, the development of international hubs (HSG-hubs), the targeted advancement of entrepreneurship as well as a precision of the HSG research profiles are results of the commitment of the HSG Advisory Board members. Together with the representatives of the University, the Advisory Board Members face the challenges of a 21st century business school with international and regional roots.

 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2018-2020

Dr. Swan Gin Beh 
Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Carolina Müller-Möhl 
Founder and President of the Müller-Möhl Group and Müller-Möhl Foundation
Prof. Dr. Eugènia Bieto Caubet 
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE
Prof. Dr. Bernard Ramanantsoa 
Dean Emeritus of HEC Paris
Maurice B. W. Brenninkmeijer 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Anthos International Service Office Ltd.
Monika Ribar 
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Federal Railways (SFR)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Franz 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding AG
Dr. Eveline Saupper 
Member of the Board of Directors in various companies
Dr. Felix Grisard 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of HIAG
Dr. Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff 
Member of the Board of Directors in various companies
Adrian T. Keller 
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd.
Franziska A. Tschudi Sauber 
CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors at Wiedmann Holding AG
Prof. Dr. Robert (Bob) Kennedy 
Dean at Nanyang Business School of the Nanyang Technological University
Christen Sveaas 
Owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kistefos Traesliberi
Georges Kern
CEO Breitling SA 
Urs Wietlisbach 
Co-founder of Partners Group and executive Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG
Walter Kielholz (bis 31.12.2019) 
Chairman of the Board of Directors (non-executive) of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Dr. Martin C. Wittig
Founder and Chairman of mcw Management Services AG
Senior Advisor at Bain & Company
Prof. Dr. Axel P. Lehmann 
President Personal & Corporate Banking and President UBS Switzerland at UBS AG
 

 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ehrenzeller
President
Mathieu S. Jaus
President HSG Alumni
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid
Vice-President, External Relations
Prof. Winfried Ruigrok, Ph.D.
Dean HSG Executive School

 

Since 2007, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is supported by an honorary advisory committee, the HSG Advisory Board with respect to strategic questions and future-orientated projects of the university.

The “Honorary Advisory Board” is chosen by the University Council. The members being personalities from industry and academia strengthen the competencies of the University with their different professional and private backgrounds, with respect to a dialogue with the private sector, the public sector and non-profit-organisations; moreover, they make knowledge sources external to the University accessible to the HSG. From January 2015 to December 2017, 16 international Advisory Board members will be active for the University of St.Gallen, delivering momentum for its future development and with it for the development of the educational and business location of Switzerland. The Advisory Board members who convene twice per year on the St.Gallen campus, constitute the third Advisory Board since its establishment in the year 2007.

Sharing Experience

The Advisory Board members are active in diverse business sectors: including industry and trade, real estate, banking and insurance, as well as the areas of education and research. These professional competencies, in combination with national and international experience, are an enrichment for the entire University. In this way, the Advisory Board was able to give essential impulses for a successful organisational development: The introduction of English-language Bachelor and Master programmes, the development of international hubs (HSG-hubs), the targeted advancement of entrepreneurship as well as a precision of the HSG research profiles are results of the commitment of the HSG Advisory Board members. Together with the representatives of the University, the Advisory Board Members face the challenges of a 21st century business school with international and regional roots.

 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2015-2017

Dr. Swan Gin Beh 
Chairman of the «Singapore Economic Development Board» (EDB)
Prof. Dr. Axel P. Lehmann 
Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) at UBS AG
Prof. Dr. Eugènia Bieto 
Director General, ESADE Business School
Carolina Müller-Möhl 
President Müller-Möhl Group and Müller-Möhl Foundation
Prof. Dr. Christoph Franz 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd.
Prof. Dr. Bernard Ramanantsoa 
Dean Emeritus of HEC Paris
Prof. Dr. Jan I. Haaland 
Professor of Economics at NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Monika Ribar 
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
Adrian T. Keller 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of DKSH Holding Ltd.
Dr. Eveline Saupper 
Member of the Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. Robert (Bob) Kennedy 
Dean, Ivey Business School
Franziska Tschudi Sauber 
CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors, WICOR HOLDING AG
Georges Kern 
CEO Breitling SA
Urs Wietlisbach 
Executive Member of Partners Group Holding AG's Board of Directors
Walter Kielholz 
Chairman of the Board of Directors (non-executive) of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Dr. Martin C. Wittig 
Founder and Chairman of mcw Management Services AG

 

MEMEBERS EX OFFICIO

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger
President
Dr. Urs Landolf
President HSG Alumni
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester
Pro-Rector Internationalization and Regional Embeddedness
Prof. Winfried Ruigrok, Ph.D.
Dean HSG Executive School

Since its establishment in the year 2007, the second Advisory Board consisted of the HSG International and Alumni Advisory Board; from 2012 to 2014, it provided decisive support to the leadership of the University concerning strategic affairs and implementing the Vision 2020.

Twelve international members from business and academia, half of whom were alumni of the University of St.Gallen, delivered important impulses for the further development of the University during their three-year term: With their professional competency and leadership experience in globally active organisations and networks, the Advisory Board members helped to bring precision to the Vision 2020, the research profiles and the HSG brand strategy.

 

Members of the HSG International and Alumni Advisory Board 2012-2014

Raymond J. BärHonorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, Julius Baer Group Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Eugenia Bieto
Director General, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Christoph Franz
Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jan I. Haaland
Rector, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway
Georges Kern
IWC Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Axel P. Lehmann
Member of the Group Executive Commitee and Group Chief
Prof. Dr. Bernard Ramanantsoa
Dean, HEC Paris, Paris, France
Dr. Wolfgang Reichenberger
General Partner, , Inventages Whealth Management Inc. und IVC Americas S.A., Nassau, The Bahamas
Monika Ribar
Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland
Franziska Tschudi Sauber
CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, WICOR HOLDING AG, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Dr.-Ing. Martin C. Wittig
CEO und Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wolle
CEO and President, DKSH Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Members ex officio

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger
President
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester
Pro-Rector Internationalization and Regional Embeddedness
Dr. Urs Landolf
President HSG Alumni
Prof. Winfried Ruigrok, Ph.D.
Dean, HSG Executive School

In 2007, the HSG Alumni Advisory Board was first called into existence by Rector Professor Ernst Mohr and HSG Alumni President Dr. Urs Landolf.

The first Board constituted 14 personalities from business, politics and civil society. 12 of them were Alumnae and Alumni of the University of St.Gallen. Furthermore, four additional members participated in an ex officio capacity. The goal of the Advisory Board was the provision of an external view of the university’s strategy (sounding board) and the implementation of concrete projects in the context of the “Vision 2010”. The Board’s focus was on the promotion of entrepreneurship at university and the intensification of the HSG’s internationalization strategy. After the official three-year term had ended, the HSG Alumni Advisory Board was dissolved in autumn 2010.

Core focus: promotion of entrepreneurship

The HSG Alumni Advisory Board strengthened the university's entrepreneurial basis by initiating an extra-curricular entrepreneurship education programme. The HSG Alumni Advisory Board strived to bolster entrepreneurial spirit in the sense of an integrative and holistic management approach, be it amongst employees, academics or students.

Core focus: HSG International

The HSG Alumni Advisory Board realised innovative projects that strengthen our international profile. The aim was to attract international students, researchers and teaching staff.

Members of the HSG Alumni Advisory Board 2007-2010

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner (Dr.oec. HSG '91, Dr.iur. HSG '92)
Scientific Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS) and Holder of the KfW Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurial Finance, TU Munich, Germany
Raymond J. Bär (lic.iur. HSG '84)
Honorary Chairman, Julius Baer Group AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Dr. Ralph Bartel (Dr.oec. HSG '04)
Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Travelzoo Inc., New York, USA
Stefan Borgas (lic.oec. HSG '87)
CEO, Lonza Group, Basel, Switzerland
Botschafter Walter Fust (lic.rer.publ. HSG '74)
Chairman of the Board, Helvetia Solar AG and President of globethics.net foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Jochen Gutbrod (lic.oec. HSG '89)
Chairman of the Executive Board, Raffay Group, Zurich, Switzerland

Karl-Erivan Haub (lic.oec.H SG '83)
Managing Partner, Tengelmann Group, Mühlheim/Ruhr, Germany
Otto Ineichen (lic.oec. HSG '65)
Owner, Otto's AG & Delegate to the National Assembly for the FDP, Sursee, Switzerland
Dr. Romeo Lacher (Dr.oec. HSG '95)
Global Head of Private Banking Operations, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Wolfgang Reichenberger (lic.oec. HSG '76)
Founder & General Partner, Inventages Whealth Management Inc., Nassau, The Bahamas
Monika Ribar (lic.oec. HSG '83)
CEO, Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland
Dr.-Ing. Peter F. Tropschuh
Head of AutoUni, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany
Franziska Tschudi Sauber (EMBA HSG '93)
Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of the WICOR Holding AG, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wolle
Chairman and CEO of DKSH Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Mitglieder ex officio

Prof. Ernst Mohr, Ph.D.
Rector
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger
Pro-rector
Prof. Dr. Peter Gomez
Dean, HSG Executive School
Dr. Urs Landolf
President, HSG Alumni
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