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Advisory Board

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne receives external guidance and support from its Advisory Board (AB). The experience and expertise of our AB members reflect our aspirations, our connectivity to the industry and our desire to provide students with an inspiring and world class learning experience. Our AB members are experienced across industry sectors, international markets and functional disciplines.

Members of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr Christoph Badelt
Institute for Social Policy of the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - University of Economics and Business Vienna

Prof. Dr Thomas Bieger
Professor of Management and former President, University of St. Gallen

Dr Daniela Büchel
Divisional Director Retail Germany - Department HR / Sustainability

Prof. Dr Werner Görg
Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Gothaer

Prof. Dr Zeynep Gürhan-Canli
Acting President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Koç University, Istanbul

Dr Werner Hoyer
President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank

Prof. Dr Kothandaraman Kumar
Professor and Chairperson (Academic Programmes)
N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Tina Müller
Member of the Supervisory Board, Douglas GmbH

Carsten Pillath
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, European policy and international financial poilicy, Financial market policy

Michael Pontzen
Chief Financial Officer of LANXESS AG

Dr Frank Sänger
Senior Partner & Head of Cologne Office at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Alexander Zeller
Managing Director at General Reinsurance AG

Former members of the Advisory Board

  • Adalbert Bader (former Chief Financial Officer at GenRe AG)
  • Werner Baumann (former Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) and Chief Sustainability Officer of Bayer AG)
  • Uwe Berghaus (Member of the Board of Managing Directors of DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-
    Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt)
  • Dr Bernhard Düttmann (former Chief Financial Officer at Lanxess AG)
  • Gunnar Herrmann (former Chief Executive Officer of Ford Werke GmbH)
  • Wolfgang Kirsch, (Chief Executive Officer of DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt)
  • Bernhard Mattes (former Chief Executive Officer of Ford Werke GmbH; Vice President of Ford Customer Service Division)
  • Dr Rainier van Rössel (Labor Relations Director & Member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG)
  • Uwe Schöneberg (former member of the Board of Management at RheinEnergie AG)
  • Dr. Dieter Steinkamp (former Chief Executive Officer of RheinEnergie AG
  • Prof. Dr Sweder van Wijnbergen (Advisor Executive Board Dutch Central Bank (DNB); Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam)