Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog
Former Federal President of Germany
Prof. Dr. Norbert Walter
Former Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Group
Norbert Walter is the former Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Group and Head of Deutsche Bank Research. At Deutsche Bank he led the economic analysis section of Germany's largest commercial bank and was responsible for their globally integrated approach to economic research. Norbert Walter is now the Managing Director of his own company Walter & Daughters Consult.
Prof. Sergey Kapitza
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Club of Rome
Prof. Dr. Markku Wilenius
Senior Vice President Group Development, Allianz SE
Prof. Markku Wilenius, Ph.D., is professor of futures studies in the University of Turku, Finland and senior advisor to Allianz, world biggest property & casualty insurance company, based in Munich.. He has been working in the field of trends and risks last 20 years and is a owner of three companies and chairing three foundations in Finland. He is particularly interested in the long-term developments of the global system and is also a member of the Club of Rome.
Dr. Günter Pfeiffer
Head of Group Human Resources, Swisscom AG
Dr. Guenter Pfeiffer is Chief Personnel Officer and member of Swisscom Group Executive Board since 2004. In this role he is shaping and supporting the continuous transformation of the company towards customer centricity. Before he switched to the HR side of the business he was in charge of Swisscom participations management and served as member of several Supervisory Boards (e.g. debitel, Cesky Telecom). Prior functions include responsibility for corporate development, marketing and international projects at E.On, T-Mobile and Detecon. Günter Pfeiffer studied economics at Bonn University followed by a doctorate at University Cologne. He lives with his family in Berne.
Partner Roland Berger
Ina Wietheger joined Roland Berger in 2000. As Principal, she supports projects in the public sector and in waste management. Her work focuses on regional development programs and cluster strategies as well as science policy and promotion.
Dr. Stéphanie Mörikofer-Zwez
President Spitex Verband Switzerland
Dr. Stéphanie Moerikofer-Zwez is president of the Swiss Home Care Association since 2002. Before she was first minister (Regierungsrätin) of public health and then of finances in the canton of Aargau (Switzerland) for eight years. She has studied biochemistry at the ETH in Zurich. After her promotion at the University of Berne she worked from 1977 until 1993 as a scientific collaborator and as a lecturer (Habilitation 1985) at the University of Basel, where she specialized in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism. In parallel to her professional career, she has been politically active since the 1970’s.
Managing Director MedComm International GmbH
Frank Leyhausen received a degree in insurance business, marketing and direct marketing. He joined MedCom International in 2001 after working in the marketing of financial industries for more than 10 years. At MedCom he set up a “demographic consulting” business unit where he and his team are focused on communication and product development in all age related issues as well as in workforce management. He became general manager in 2005 and partner in 2006. MedCom International has joined forces with NGOs and other enterprises to inform and educate seniors in their decision making processes.
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch
University of St. Gallen, Director of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management
Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch is director of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) since 2001. Between 1999 and 2001, Heike Bruch worked at the London Business School (UK) as a visiting scholar and later as a senior research fellow. Heike Bruch received her habilitation from University of St. Gallen (2001), her doctorate from the University of Hanover (1996) and her master's degree (1991) in Business Administration from the Free University of Berlin. Heike Bruch's research interests include managers’ emotion, volition and action, as well as leadership in change processes and organizational energy.
Managing Director Consenec AG
Kurt Hoerhager has been the CEO of Consenec AG since 2006. Consenec AG is an internationally active consulting company of ABB Switzerland AG, with the participation of ALSTOM (Switzerland) and Bombardier (Switzerland). The managers of these three companies leave their original posts at the age of 60 and transfer to Consenec, where they continue their careers as Senior Consultants. Prior to joining Consenec, Kurt Hoerhager held various management positions, most recently managing the Semiconductor Unit of ABB. In addition to his duties as CEO, he also works as a consultant in the fields of strategy development / implementation and production relocation.
Member of Cabinet of Mr Andor (Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission)
Mr. Cserey has been a Member of Commissioner Andor’s cabinet, Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion since the beginning of the mandate, February 2010. Previously he was a Member of the Hungarian Prime Minister's Cabinet in 2008 and 2009, before which he worked as an official at the Commission's Directorate General for Competition (DG
COMP) between 2005 and 2008. Before joining the Commission after Hungary's accession to the EU, he worked for an international law firm and later in the European Parliament.
Mr. Cserey holds a M.A. in law and political sciences from the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary.
Prof. Martin Karlsson Ph.D.
TU Darmstadt, Chair of Applied Econometrics
Dr. Martin Karlsson is Assistant Professor for Applied Econometrics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and a research fellow of the University of Oslo. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on incentive regulation in health care and participated various projects within applied health economics as a researcher at Cass Business School in London and the University of Oxford. His primary research interests are within the domain of health economics and spans a wide range of topics, such as the effect of economic inequalities on individual health, information asymmetries in health insurance or the effect of sickness pay on labour supply. His teaching activities at the Technische Universität Darmstadt are predominantly within applied micro-econometrics.
Dr. Angelika Bullinger
University of Nuremberg-Erlangen, Chair of Information Systmems - Innovation & Value Creation
She graduated from the University of St. Gallen and in parallel earned a Master’s degree in business from the HEC Paris. Dr. Bullinger received her Ph.D. from Technische Universität München where she worked as a research associate at the Institute for Information, Organization and Management. Her research interests lie at the boundaries between information systems and innovation management, in particular the interplay of open innovation and collaboration of research and development teams in academia and practice.
CEO Siemens Audiologie AG
Dr. Stephan Böhm
University of St. Gallen
Dr. Stephan A. Boehm is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center forDisability and Integration (CDI-HSG) at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen, the HEC Lausanne (Switzerland), and the University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa). He received a Master’s (2003) and a Ph.D. (2008) from the University of St. Gallen. In 2008 and in the spring of 2009, he served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Ageing at the University of Oxford, Great Britain. His research interests include diversity management, with a focus on thei ntegration of disabled employees and the management of demographic change as well as group-level and organisational-level processes of categorisation, stereotyping, and discrimination.