Christoph Franz to become Honorary Professor Dr. Christoph Franz, Chairman of Roche, is new Honorary Professor of Management at the University of St.Gallen. His appointment will become effective as of 1 May 2017. 1 May 2017. Christoph Franz has been a member of the HSG’s Advisory Board and been associated with the University of St.Gallen in a variety of ways for many years. For some years, Christoph Franz has also been active in the field of teaching at the University, delivering lectures at various levels of university education and participating in congresses and seminars of the HSG. In addition, Christoph Franz is regularly involved in both popular science and academic publications, frequently also as a co-author with doctoral students and professors of the HSG: Furthermore, Christoph Franz promotes cooperation between Roche and research institutes of the University. The diversity of topics that have been treated in these cooperation projects can be traced back to Christoph Franz. With his loyalty to the University of St.Gallen, as well as his many years of successful professional activities for Deutsche Bahn, Swiss, Lufthansa and Roche, Christoph Franz satisfies in the best possible manner the demands made of a personality who has been appointed Honorary Professor by the Senate on application of the HSG’s School of Management.