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.
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
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
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
CEO Breitling SA
Executive Member of Partners Group Holding AG's Board of Directors
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
|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