Faculty list - MBA, Supply Chain Management, SCM, ETH Zurich

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Faculty list - MBA, Supply Chain Management, SCM, ETH Zurich

MBA ETH SCM

Faculty

MBA ETH SCM December 2013


Lecturers Overview

Lecturers from ETH

Markus Baertschi........................................................................................................ 5

Assistant Professor & Consultant

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ); b&b consulting GmbH

MBA ETH SCM Module: Master’s Thesis

Roman Boutellier......................................................................................................... 5

Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure (VPPR)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

MBA ETH SCM Modules: General Management; Industry Case Study

Elgar Fleisch................................................................................................................ 6

PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Production Planning

Professor of Information & Technology Management

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Information Management

Paul Schönsleben........................................................................................................ 6

Professor for Industrial Engineering and Management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Plan

Hugo Tschirky.............................................................................................................. 7

Professor Emeritus of Business Management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Innovation; Asia/Japan Study Trip

Stephan Wagner.......................................................................................................... 7

Professor and Chair of Logistics Management, Director Executive MBA ETH SCM

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Introduction; SC Source

Lecturers from other Universities

Corey Billington........................................................................................................... 8

Founding Partner & Lecturer

e3 associates

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Design

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Rhoda Davidson........................................................................................................... 9

Founding Partner & Lecturer

e3 associates

MBA ETH SCM Module: Leadership

John Rodney Franklin.................................................................................................. 9

Adjunct Professor of Logistics & Academic Director of Executive Education

Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg

MBA ETH SCM Modules: SC Deliver; SC Control; USA Trip/SC Control

Manfred Frühwirth.....................................................................................................10

Associate Professor & Academic Director

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

MBA ETH SCM Module: Accounting, Finance and Controlling

Thomas Gutzwiller.....................................................................................................10

Professor and Management Consultant

University of St. Gallen (HSG), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Gutzwiller Wachsmann Partner

MBA ETH SCM Module: Information Management

Herbert Kotzab...........................................................................................................11

Professor and Chair of Logistics Management; Management Consultant

University of Bremen, Caledonian University of Glasgow, Dr. Kotzab KG

MBA ETH SCM Module: Marketing

Hans-Peter Wiendahl.................................................................................................12

Managing Director (retired)

Institute of Production Systems and Logistics, University of Hannover, Germany

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Make

Thomas A. Zimmermann............................................................................................12

Research Associate at the University of St. Gallen and Board Member at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO);

Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG)

MBA ETH SCM Module: Global Economy

Lecturers from the Industry

Patrick Burgy..............................................................................................................13

Partner, International Private Client Services

KPMG

MBA ETH SCM Module: Legal & Tax

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Gerwin Dollinger........................................................................................................13

Senior Director Human Resources

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Plan

Michael Ginap.............................................................................................................14

Founder and Owner

Avineo®

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Design / SCOR®

Kurt Haerri.................................................................................................................14

Senior Vice President, Head Global Sales & Marketing

Schindler Elevators Ltd., Switzerland

Former President of Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Asia Module & Asia/China Study Trip

Jürgen Henschel.........................................................................................................15

Director Controlling & Organization

GSI GmbH

MBA ETH SCM Module: Introduction (Business Modelling and Cross-enterprise Processes)

Dominik Knill..............................................................................................................15

Vice President Marketing & Sales

Vectronix AG

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Introduction (Leadership); Negotiations

Gunther Krell..............................................................................................................16

Founder and Management Consultant

supply chain innovations GmbH

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Return & Sustainability

Daniel Mahler.............................................................................................................16

Partner, Global Coordinator for Sustainability

A.T. Kearney

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Source

Andrew Mountfield.....................................................................................................16

Managing Director Switzerland

Horváth & Partner AG, Switzerland

MBA ETH SCM Module: Organization

Marc Strolz.................................................................................................................17

Deputy General Counsel

Kuehne + Nagel Management AG

MBA ETH SCM Module: Legal & Tax

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Lecturers from ETH

Markus Baertschi Swiss

PhD in Management Engineering

Assistant Professor & Consultant

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ); b&b consulting GmbH

mbaertschi@ethz.ch

MBA ETH SCM Module: Master’s Thesis

Prof. Baertschi studied Management Engineering at ETH Zurich. Since 1980, he has been an independent entrepreneur and

founded the company Baertschi Engineering AG in the field of storage and material flow techniques in planning and realization.

Presently, he is a partner of b&b consulting GmbH.

In 1994, Dr. Baertschi was appointed as a Guest Lecturer at the Center for Industrial Management (BWI) which is a part of the Department

of Management, Technology and Economics (MTEC) of the ETH Zurich teaching «Logistics in Practice» and conducting

various series of lectures in logistics management. In the MBA ETH SCM program, he coaches and supervises master’s theses.

Roman Boutellier Swiss

PhD in Mathematics, MBA

Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure (VPPR)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

roman.boutellier@sl.ethz.ch

MBA ETH SCM Modules: General Management; Management & SC Integration

Professor Roman Boutellier was conferred a doctorate in 1979 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in mathematics.

Postdoctoral, he spent a year at the Imperial College in London doing research in function theory. He later completed a degree

in business administration. Since October 2008, Professor Boutellier is Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure at

ETH Zurich. From 2004 until September 2008 he was Full Professor for Innovation and Technology Management at ETH Zurich.

Since 2005 he chairs the Master of Advanced Studies in Management, Technology, and Economics. In 1999 he was nominated as

Adjunct Professor for Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen.

Dr. Boutellier teaches the General Management and Management & SC Integration modules of the ETH MBA SCM program.

In General Management, he focuses on the principles of behavior and performance levers within organizations, demonstrates

leadership strategies to allow deployment of available resources within an organization as well as how to design an organization

to achieve strategic goals and align decision-making to situations within the organization. In the present course, as a case study,

Dr. Boutellier assigned the task of how to build up a strategy for market expansion to France, including creating a business plan

and developing appropriate logistics strategies.

Dr. Boutellier has both management experience in the private sector as well as in academia. From 1999 until his nomination at

the ETH he was President and Chief Executive Officer of SIG Holding Ltd. Under his management the € 2 billion group developed

from a diversified conglomerate to a globally active group with a focus on liquid packaging. From 1993 until 1999 he was

a Professor at the University of St.Gallen and the President of the Institute of Technology Management. From 1987 until 1993

he was Head of the Technical Division at Leica AG in Heerbrugg and from 1981 until 1987 of the Optical Calculation Department

and Optics Manufacturing at Kern in Aarau, during which he spent some time on a study visit at the Optical Sciences Center in

Tucson, Arizona.

He is a member of various boards dealing with technology transfer, supply chain management and academic education and is

also author and co-author of 7 books and over 100 publications. Furthermore, Dr. Boutellier is a member of the board of the

SKU Advanced Management Program as well as member of boards of directors of several Swiss MNCs. Dr. Boutellier’s present

research focus is on innovation, technology risks and opportunities as well as purchasing.

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Elgar Fleisch Swiss and Austrian

PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Production Planning

Professor of Information & Technology Management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) & University St. Gallen (HSG)

efleisch@ethz.ch

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Information Management

After graduating from the Advanced Technical School for Engineering in Bregenz, Austria in 1987, Elgar Fleisch studied information

systems at the University of Vienna. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Economics and Business

Administration Vienna in 1993 for his work in artificial intelligence in production planning. Between 1994 and 2000 he worked

as a postdoc in information management at the University of St.Gallen. Dr. Fleisch has a double appointment at ETH Zurich and

the University St.Gallen (HSG). At ETH, he is a Full Professor of Information Management, at HSG of Technology Management.

His focal point in the Information Management module of the MBA ETH SCM program consist of: trends and business impact

of emerging IT.

At ETH Zurich, Elgar Fleisch is part of the Department of Management, Technology, and Economy (D-MTEC) where he currently

serves as Deputy Dean and Head of the doctoral program. At HSG he is part of the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM-

HSG) where he serves as Director, and at the university level as a member of the habilitation commission and the commission

for continuing education. In both of his affiliations, Elgar Fleisch runs a team of post docs and doctoral students. All research

projects span across both teams.

During his career, Dr. Fleisch also founded and led an IT consulting company in Philadelphia, USA and served as a lecturer at the

University of Essen, Germany and in 2009 as a visiting professor at MIT, USA. Elgar Fleisch is a co-founder of several university

spin-offs and serves as a member of multiple management boards as well as academic steering committees.

In his research, Elgar Fleisch and his team aim at understanding and designing the ongoing merge between the physical and

digital world, a vision that was recently coined the “Internet of Things”. His work focuses on applications, economic impacts, and

infrastructures of mobile and ubiquitous computing. All research projects are joint efforts of industry and academia; its results

have been published in more than 250 scientific journals and books in both disciplines, management and technology.

Paul Schönsleben Swiss

PhD in Mathematics and Operations Research

Professor for Industrial Engineering and Management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

pschoensleben@ethz.ch

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Plan

Prof. Paul Schönsleben received a PhD in mathematics and operations research from ETH Zurich. His research and teaching

areas consitst of logistics, operations and supply chain management, global service management and service innovation. These

areas also include information management, total quality management (TQM) and process management.

His focal points in the module SC Plan of the MBA ETH SCM program consist of: supply chain planning and partnership relationships,

demand planning and demand forecasting techniques, the MRPII / ERP concept with an overview of Master Planning and

Detailed Resource Planning, the Lean / Just-in-Time concept as well as concepts for product families and mass customization.

Upon completing his studies, Dr. Schönsleben was responsible for the computer and organization departments of several industrial

companies. In parallel, he developed and introduced a Production Planning and Control (PPC) package, called Expert/400

that was used in practice until 2003. From 1983 to 1991, he was Full Professor for business informatics at the University of

Neuchatel, Switzerland. Since 1991, he has been Full Professor for industrial engineering and management at ETH Zurich. From

2001 to 2005, Dr. Schönsleben was Deputy and Head of the Department of Industrial and Production Management, later of the

Department of Management, Technology, and Economics.

Dr. Schönleben has published several books, as well as numerous scientific and popular articles:

• Integral Logistics Management – Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

• Integrales Informationsmanagement – Informationssysteme für Geschäftsprozesse – Management, Modellierung, Lebenszyklus

und Technologie

Dr. Schönsleben is co-editor of the professional journal io management as well as member of the editorial board of several journals

such as Production Planning and Control. Additionally, he is member of several advisory and boards of directors including:

CIRP (Collège International pour la Recherche en Productique), the International Academy for Production Engineering, member

of the IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing) Working Group 5.7, “Production Management”, and a long-time

member (until 2009) of the CPIM Committees, APICS Curricula and Certification Council.

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Hugo Tschirky Swiss

Professor Emeritus of Business Management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

htschirky@ethz.ch

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Innovation; Asia/Japan Study Trip

Hugo Tschirky is Professor Emeritus of Business Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). Trained

as a mechanical engineer at ETHZ, he completed his first doctoral dissertation in nuclear engineering in 1968, for which received

an ETH medal of distinction. His second doctoral degree, in business administration, was completed while he was CEO at Carl

Zeiss Zurich. Before this, he was a research scientist at the laboratory of Gulf General Atomic, in San Diego, where he worked on

the safety of nuclear power stations and fast breeder reactors. After his assignment with Carl Zeiss Zürich, he assumed the CEO

responsibility for CERBERUS AG, the worldwide leading supplier of early warning fire protection and intrusion systems. As an

academic, his research has focused on strategic management, and on the management of innovation and technology-intensive

companies.

In the Innovation module of the MBA ETH SCM Professor Tschirky focal points include:

• Illustrating the vital challenge companies face in coping with technology change and innovativeness

• Exemplifying technology as being a basic entrepreneurial resource unit subject to active management

• Encouraging the choice of innovation – in contrast to exclusive cost-cutting – as the main route out of recession

• Enabling a “hands-on” experience in applying modern tools of Technology & Innovation Management

• Acquiring skills in identifying “Technology & Innovation Management” as being a systematic managerial framework

composed of concrete elements

With this remarkable background and experience, and in collaboration with ETH Lausanne, Prof. Tschirky has eveloped an internationally-acclaimed

education program for managers of technology-driven enterprises. In 2000, he initiated the foundation of

the European Institute of Technology and Innovation Management EITIM. He spent sabbatical semesters at the Tokyo Institute of

Technology, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and is still teaching in various executive MBA courses at the ETH Zurich, in

Japan, Slovenia and Luxembourg. He serves on the Board of Directors and as an advisor of a number of companies, including

Canon CH, LogObject AG, Helbling Management Consulting AG, NITTA Corporation, and MSI AG.

Prof. Tschirky speaks and writes Japanese and maintains close ties to industry in the country. He regularly accompanies executive

delegations to Switzerland, an activity from which the MBA ETH SCM benefits.

Stephan Wagner German

PhD in Management

Professor and Chair of Logistics Management, Director Executive MBA ETH SCM

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)

stwagner@ethz.ch

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Introduction; SC Source

Professor Wagner holds the Chair of Logistics Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and is Director

of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management (MBA ETH SCM). Prior he served on the faculty of WHU – Otto Beisheim

School of Management, Germany, and worked for almost 10 years as Head of Supply Chain Management for a Swiss-based technology

group and as Senior Manager for an international top-management consulting firm. He obtained a MBA from Washington

State University and a Ph.D. and Habilitation degree from the University of St. Gallen.

Professor Wagner’s focal points in the SC Source module of the MBA ETH SCM program consist of: strategic sourcing, supplier

relationships and supplier management, supply analytics and purchasing performance as well as purchasing organization.

He has been a lecturer for supply chain management, logistics, transportation, purchasing/supply management, and marketing

on the undergraduate, graduate and executive level at several schools, among others, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz,

University of St. Gallen, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Hamburg University of Technology,

Bundeswehr University Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and

Krasnoyarsk State University. He has been recognized for his teaching with the MBA Program Best Teacher Award at the WHU -

Otto Beisheim School of Management (2006) and the “Golden Owl” Teaching Award at the ETH Zurich (2009). In addition, he has

consulted with and conducted executive training programs for leading companies and business associations.

Professor Wagner is member of various international committees, such as the Academy of Management (AOM) Distinguished

OM Scholar Award Committee and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Educational Resources Committee. Furthermore,

he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, the Decision Sciences Journal, the Journal of Business Logistics,

the Journal of Supply Chain Management and the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, a Special Issue Editor at the

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Journal of Operations Management, and serves as Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for other leading journals. His service

has been recognized with the Journal of Supply Chain Management Best Associate Editor Award (2008), the Academy of Management

Annual Meeting Best Reviewer Award (2009), and the Omega Best Reviewer Award (2010).

He is an active researcher and has received several research awards, such as the Hans Ovelgönne Research Award for outstanding

scholarly research from the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (2001), the Overall

Best Paper Award at the Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (2008), the

Deutsche Post DHL sponsored ProLog Award for cutting-edge research in purchasing, supply management, logistics and supply

chain management (2009), the Best Application Research Paper Award at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting (2009),

the Best Paper Award at the European Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting (2011), or the Best Paper Award at the IEEE

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (2012). Furthermore, Professor Wagner was

ranked among the top 10 most productive researchers in the 2009 as well as the 2012 “Handelsblatt Ranking” consisting of over

2,000 researchers in business and management at universities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

His research interests lie in the areas of supply chain management, purchasing and supply management, logistics and transportation

management, and the management of logistics service firms – with a particular emphasis on strategy, networks, relationships,

behavioral issues, risk, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is author and editor of ten books and over one hundred

book chapters and articles. He has published in the Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, European Journal of

Operational Research, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management,

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of

Business Research, California Management Review, and other journals.

Lecturers from other Universities

Corey Billington American

PhD, MSc and Bsc in Management Science & Engineering, BSc in Engineering Management

Founding Partner & Lecturer

e3 associates

corey.billington@e3associates.com

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Design

Dr. Corey Billington holds a BSc in Engineering Management from Claremont McKenna College and BSc, MSc and PhD degrees

in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

In the SC Design module of the MBA ETH SCM program, Corey focuses on strategic supply chain analysis. This module will

introduce you to the strategic and operational issues and decisions involved with effectively managing an extended supply chain.

An extended supply chain is a group of organizations that have banded together to compete in the market place. This banding

can range from different parts of a single enterprise to many different companies from several geographies, cultures and orientations.

Corey is a founding partner of e3 associates and a pioneer in the field of Supply Chain Management. He has 20 years of experience

in formulating and delivering strategic innovation programs across the globe and in most major industries. As the director

of Hewlett-Packard’s SpaM Group, and later VP of procurement, he not only defined how supply chain management is practiced

in the high-tech industry, he also published a number of seminal papers. He has worked at IBM, Raychem Corporation, and

Kinetics Technologies International. His articles have appeared in Sloan Management Review, Operations Research, Interfaces,

Omega, OR/MS Today and CiME.

From 2005 to 2010 he was Professor of Operations Management and Procurement at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, where,

as director of the flagship action learning program, he began applying open innovation and collective intelligence to business

processes. Prior to that, Corey was a Consulting Professor in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at Stanford

University. In March 2007, the Production and Operations Management Society awarded him the “Martin K. Starr Excellence in

POM Practice Award”. He is also President of the Procurement Sciences Institute.

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Rhoda Davidson British

PhD in Management, D Phil in Geochemistry, MBA, MA in Natural Sciences

Founding Partner & Lecturer

e3 associates

Rhoda.davidson@e3associates.com

MBA ETH SCM Module: Leadership

Dr. Rhoda Davidson received her PhD in Management from HEC, Geneva University, D Phil in Geochemistry from Oxford University,

an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.

In the Leadership module of the MBA ETH SCM she focuses on leadership skills that are essential for directing supply chains

in a complex and interconnected world. The module addresses i) leadership of self and how your behaviour impacts others, ii)

leadership of a cross functional team and how to create and maintain team productivity, iii) leadership of change in a larger

group where you have limited authority. Rhoda believes that developing leadership capabilities is a deeply personal experience

that requires each of us to follow our own self-development pathway. For this reason students are asked to conduct a personal

leadership journey which starts during the preparation of the module and finishes 6 months after the time in class. The module

also provides time for students to bring leadership questions or dilemmas that allow us to all benefit from everyone’s rich leadership

experiences.

Rhoda is the Founding Partner of e3 European Office. She has 10 years of experience at IMD in Switzerland teaching and designing

customized strategic interventions with a wide variety of multinational companies. Her focus has been on helping senior

managers to take charge of their own business issues and on building these managers’ capabilities to implement workable solutions.

During this time Rhoda has built a robust approach to resolving strategic issues. Her business experience has covered all

aspects of strategic initiatives including governance, sponsorship, teamwork and team building, piloting, change management,

and communication.

Before moving to Switzerland Rhoda worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co and has also lectured at Oxford

University, UK and Temple University, Japan. Dr. Davidson’s research has appeared in academic and practitioner journals including

the McKinsey Quarterly and MIT Sloan Management Review. She is the co-author of Smarter Execution, published by FT

/Prentice Hall which details how managers can move from idea and strategy design to implementation. Her areas of research

interest include open innovation, global strategic initiative implementation, piloting, change management, and action learning.

John Rodney Franklin American

PhD in Management, MBA, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, BSc in Mechanical Engineering

Adjunct Professor of Logistics & Academic Director of Executive Education

Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg

rod.franklin@the-klu.org

MBA ETH SCM Modules: SC Deliver; SC Control; USA Trip/SC Control

Prof. Dr. J. Rod Franklin received his Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University, as well as an MBA from

Harvard University and a Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Professor Franklin is presently

Academic Director of Executive Education at the Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg.

Prof. Franklin’s focus in teaching the SC Deliver module is to help students understand the importance of distribution operations

in running an efficient, effective and customer driven supply chain. Executing the “perfect order” on a daily basis is a non-trivial

task, yet it is the minimum expectation of a supply chain customer.

In his teaching of SC Control, Prof. Franklin shows students how the levers of control they employ to manage a supply chain can

lead either to increased benefits and value or to poor operations and sub-par performance. Proper control system design in

supply chain management can integrate partners and link a supply network in a productive and symbiotic manner. Poor control

design can lead to unacceptable customer performance, high costs and, in extreme cases, business failure.

Under his unusual leadership, the USA study trip works with the University of Washington to provide a combination of academic

lectures and live case work. The class visits local Seattle based companies such as Boeing, Starbucks, PACCAR and Costco to

see compelling examples of how supply chains are managed in the US.

In addition to his sterling academic credentials, he has held executive positions at Kuehne + Nagel, USCO Logistics, ENTEX Information

Services, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cameron Iron Works. He has also worked as a consultant for Booz-Allen

& Hamilton, Theodore Barry & Associates and Arthur Young & Co. Additionally, Professor Franklin served as mayor and city

councilman in the California community of Del Mar.

Prof. Franklin is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery, Academy of Management, Production and Operations

Management Society, INFORMS, and Institute of Industrial Engineers. His areas of research interest are sustainable operations

and logistics, cloud computing, lean management, decision science and critical thinking.

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Manfred Frühwirth Austrian

Postdoctoral studies (Habilitation) in Business Administration, PhD in Social and Economic Sciences (Dr. rer.

soc. oec), MSc in Commercial Science Studies (Mag. rer. soc. oec.)

Associate Professor & Academic Director

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

manfred.fruehwirth@wu.ac.at

MBA ETH SCM Module: Accounting, Finance and Controlling

Professor Manfred Frühwirth completed his PhD in Finance and a postdoctoral qualification in Business Administration at the

Vienna University of Economics and Business where he is currently an Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Professional

MBA in Finance as well as a permanent member of the faculty of the WU Executive Academy.

Dr. Frühwirth’s primary goal in the Accounting, Finance and Controlling module of the MBA ETH SCM is to give the students

an overview about accounting, finance and controlling with a special focus on the differences between and the interfaces among

these disciplines. In this module the students should become familiar with the structure of financial statements (especially balance

sheets and income statements), different types of financial ratios and their interpretation, the time value of money concept

and discounted cash flow techniques. Moreover, after the module the students should be able to perform business valuation

based on the discounted cash flow (DCF) technique and value based controlling.

His research and teaching activities focus on theoretical and practical problems in bond pricing (e.g. yield computation, empirical

estimation of the term structure of interest rates, duration, credit risk, pricing of floating rate notes), corporate finance (capital

structure optimization, business valuation, real options, equity tax shields), accounting (tax strategies, earnings management),

long-term investment strategies (cost averaging, savings plans) and behavioral finance (prospect theory, loss aversion, impact

of weather on security prices).

In addition to his university appointments he has been teaching courses in the corporate continuing education programs of

Unicredit Group, HVB Group, the Industrial Association Austria, REWE International Group and Verbund among others. He has

undertaken consulting projects in Austria and Switzerland in the area of business valuation, cost of capital estimation and financial

performance measurement.

Dr. Frühwirth was a visiting professor at Harvard University in 2005/06. Additionally, he has held courses for the Bocconi University

in Milan, the Technical University of Vienna, Modul University, the University of Bratislava, Budapest University of Economic

Sciences, the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Kiev National University of Economic Sciences and the University of Applied

Sciences of BFI Vienna. Dr. Frühwirth has participated and presented his findings at multiple key conferences in the field of finance

and has numerous publications under his name.

Thomas Gutzwiller Swiss

PhD in Management Sciences

Professor and Management Consultant

University of St. Gallen (HSG), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Gutzwiller Wachsmann

Partner

thomas.gutzwiller@unisg.ch

MBA ETH SCM Module: Information Management

Professor Thomas Gutzwiller completed his PhD in Management Sciences at the University of St. Gallen. His prior studies were

in Business Administration. Presently, he is Delegate of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG) at

the University of St.Gallen. His focus in the Information Management module lies in mechanics and psychology of corporate

transformation.

He was co-founder, until 2006 CEO and until 2007 chairman of the board of directors of the Information Management Group

(IMG). In over 18 years he and his leadership team organically developed the university start-up to a true international management

and IT consulting house with over 700 professionals in West, Central and Eastern Europe, the US, Japan and China. He took

his entrepreneurial exit in 2007 and returned to HSG as Delegate of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

at the University of St. Gallen where he set up and runs an entrepreneurs school for technology entrepreneurs. Since 2006 he is

partner of gwpartner AG, a boutique management consulting firm specialized in the mechanics and psychology of transformational

growth.

Dr. Gutzwiller contributes substantially to different boards of “for profit” and “nonprofit” organizations in non-executive functions

and serves on the boards of the following “for profit” organizations as: Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of St. Galler Kantonalbank

Group PLC (retail, private and commercial banking); Chairman of the board of directors of Manres AG (a management

development firm); Chairman of the board of directors of Hostettler Kramarsch & Partner Holding AG (a man-agement compensation

advisory firm); Chairman of the board of directors and the investment committee of EGS Beteiligungen AG (the industrial

holding company of Ernst Göhner Stiftung); Chairman of the board of directors of Stimmt AG (a customer experience consulting

firm); Member of the board of directors of awtec AG (a technology innovation services firm). He also serves on the boards of

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the following “nonprofit” organizations as: Member of the board of directors of the Ernst Göhner Stiftung (a Swiss philanthropy

foundation) and SKU – Schweizerische Kurse für Unternehmensführung; Member of the advisory board of Crisis Intervention

Switzerland.

In academia, Dr. Gutzwiller is permanent faculty member at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics of the

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and the MA, MBA, Executive MBA and various custom executive education

programs of the University of St. Gallen (HSG). His research interests are interdisciplinary development of organizations and

their leaders with scientifically founded, systemic approaches of general management, technology management, communication

sciences, psychology and counseling.

Herbert Kotzab Austrian

PhD in Business Administration, MBA in Marketing and Management

Professor and Chair of Logistics Management; Management Consultant

University of Bremen, Caledonian University of Glasgow, Dr. Kotzab KG

kotzab@uni-bremen.de

MBA ETH SCM Module: Marketing

Dr. Herbert Kotzab received his PhD and a postdoctoral degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

and prior to that, obtained a MBA in Marketing and Management from the same institution. Dr. Kotzab lectures at undergraduate,

graduate and post-graduate levels in marketing, logistics and supply chain management. He is Professor and Chair of

Logistics Management at the University of Bremen as well as International Professor of the Caledonian University of Glasgow. In

the Marketing module of the MBA ETH SCM, Dr. Kotzab gives a first introduction to the topic of marketing for non-marketers and

afterwards focuses on the interaction between marketing and logistics/SCM as well as on downstream supply chain activities.

Prior to his assignment in Bremen, Dr. Kotzab held a position as Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Department of

Operations Management. In 1998, Dr. Kotzab was Visiting Scholar at the Center for Transportation Studies at the Massachusetts

Institute of Technology. His research focuses on supply chain management as a critical success factor for a firm’s performance,

e-enabled supply chain management, service operations and consumer driven value networks and has been documented in

journals such as the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Industrial Marketing Management,

European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Business Logistics, POM Production and Operations Management

and Logistics Research.

He has lectured and offered executive education programs in close cooperation with the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management,

INSEAD, European Business School, ESCCA Angers and the University of St. Gallen as well as provided logistics consulting

services to a number of international companies and the Austrian Efficient Consumer Response Initiative. He has also been a

frequent speaker at the annual conferences of the Central European Management-School-Meetings, the American Marketing

Association, the Transportation and Logistics Educators Conference and NOFOMA, IAMOT and EMAC.

Herbert Kotzab is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the American Marketing Association,

WERC and the German Logistics Association (BVL). He has chaired conference tracks at NOFOMA and INFORMS. He is also a

member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Channels, the Industrial Management and Data Systems Journal and

of the Andersen Consulting European Academic Alliance Forum in SCM and since 2013 the editor-in-chief of Logistics Research

and member of the Scientific Board of the German Logistics Association.

Hans-Peter Wiendahl German

Managing Director (retired)

Institute of Production Systems and Logistics, University of Hannover, Germany

wiendahl@ifa.uni-hannover.de

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Make

Hans-Peter Wiendahl completed an apprenticeship in a steel works and then graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the State

Engineering School in Dortmund. After two years of employment in industry, he went on to the RWTH Aachen University and

obtained a diploma in engineering. Receiving a scholarship from the German government, he studied mechanical engineering

from 1966 until 1967 at MIT in Cambridge, USA as a special graduate student. From 1967 to 1970 he was employed as Research

Assistant at the WZL Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering under Prof. Opitz at the same University. In 1970

he received a doctorate in engineering with summa cum laude and graduated as a Lecturer (apl. Prof.) in 1972.

From 1972 to 1979 he again moved to industry, first as Head of the Department of Planning and Quality at Escher Wyss GmbH in

Ravensburg and from 1974 as Head of the Technical Department of the Paper Machine Branch. In 1979 he was appointed to Full

Professor and Director of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics at the University of Hanover where he served as Vice

President for Research from 1987 to 1994. From 1981 until 2009 he was an advisor for the German Research Foundation (DFG);

from 1988 until 1994 he served as chairman of the DFG advisors committee for mechanical engineering. Prof. Wiendahl also acts

as an advisor to several other research foundations.

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In the module SC Make of the MBA ETH SCM program, his focus is on the fundamental understanding of targets, functions and

objects, processes and roles of PPC (Production Planning and Control) within the Make process. The goal is to understand the

different views on the Make process, namely item view (material), order view (projects) and resource view (capacity) explained

with logistic models. Special attention will be given to exercises based on industrial data and the application of logistic laws in

production firms.

Prof. Wiendahl is a member of the German Scientific Society for Production Technology (WGP). He is also fellow of the International

Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and was Chairman of the Scientific Technical Committee “Optimization of

Manufacturing Systems” in the same organization for 3 years. In 2002 he became Fellow of the German Academy of Science and

Engineering (acatech).

In 2003 he retired from his duties as Director of the University institute but is still active as lecturer at the ETH Zurich, RWTH

Aachen, GISMA Hannover and Jacobs University Bremen as well as a book author and consultant for the industry. He has authored

and co-authored more than 10 books (two of them translated into English) and more than 250 articles in the field of facility

planning, assembly and production management and control. He received three doctorates of honor from the Universities of

Magdeburg, ETH Zurich and Dortmund. In 2010 he received the Golden Medal from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in

the US.

Thomas A. Zimmermann German

PhD in Economics (Dr. oec. HSG), Master’s Degree in European Economics and Management (Dipl.-Kfm.

Univ. Europastudiengang)

Research Associate at the University of St. Gallen and Board Member at the State Secretariat for Economic

Affairs (SECO); Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG)

E-mail: thomas.zimmermann@unisg.ch

MBA ETH SCM Module: Global Economy

Dr. Thomas A. Zimmermann studied European/International Economics and Management at the University of Bamberg in Germany

and at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. After graduation, he enrolled in the PhD program of the University

of St. Gallen where he also worked as a scientific collaborator at the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied

Economic Research (SIAW-HSG) and was awarded a doctoral degree in economics for his thesis on WTO dispute set-tlement.

His focal points in the module Global Economy consist of: trade, including trade policy and the WTO; regionalism, including European

economic integration; foreign direct investment; the international financial architecture as well as a section on emerging

and developing economies.

Since November 2003, Dr. Zimmermann works at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Berne where he

has served since May 2009 as Head of the Division “Organisation, Law and Accreditation”, and as a Member of the Board. He

first served as Country Relations Officer for North America and the Caribbean in the Americas division of the Bilateral Economic

Relations Department before becoming head of staff in April 2006.

At the same time, Dr. Zimmermann remains active both as a lecturer and a researcher. Dr. Zimmermann is a research associate

at the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG) at the University of St. Gallen. In

this function, he teaches international economics in education and professional development programs, including management

seminars.

Since 2005, he is the lecturer for international trade policy in the Master’s Program in International Relations (MIR) at the Postgraduate

School of Economics and International Relations (Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali; ASERI) at the

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy. Since 2008, he also teaches global economy in the Executive Master of

Business Administration in Supply Chain Management (MBA-SCM) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

His research interests focus on international economic policy (including trade and investment policies) and his teaching activities

cover topics such as the competitiveness of economic policies, emerging markets, and international macroeconomic policies.

Dr. Zimmermann dedicates particular attention to topics on the crossroads of politics, economics and law. In doing so, he also

highlights the more practical perspective of policymakers and the private sector. Dr. Zimmermann has published extensively on

international economic relations.

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Lecturers from the Industry

Patrick Burgy Swiss

lic. iur. (Lawyer)

Partner, International Private Client Services

KPMG

MBA ETH SCM Module: Legal & Tax

Patrick Burgy received his Degree in Law from the University of Basel and completed continuing education in Basel (undergraduate

course in Economics) and at the City of London Polytechnic (English Law) as well as at the Swiss tax academy. His entire

professional career has been dedicated to the field of tax and associated legal issues. Patrick’s core areas of expertise consist

of: international tax planning for corporations and individuals; taxation in the transportation and finance industries along with

leading multinational interdisciplinary projects.

Upon completing his studies, Patrick worked in the legal department of the Basel-Landschaft Cantonal Tax Administration

followed by a position as tax manager with International Trust Ltd. and with Swiss Bank Corporation as part of the group tax

management department. Since 1990, he has held several positions with KPMG and is currently a Partner and responsible for

international private client services. During his ongoing employment at KPMG, Patrick was a judge at the Cantonal Tax Court of

Basel-Landschaft in the 1990s.

Patrick is a member of several professional organizations, such as the Swiss federation of judges, Swiss branch of the International

Fiscal Association and the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants.

Mr. Burgy has released several publications and articles for Swiss as well as international newspapers and journals and is an

ongoing speaker on tax topics at various conferences such as that of the International Fiscal Association Berne, IFF St. Gallen,

MGI Zurich, HWS Zug, Treuhandkammer Zürich, ISIS and many others. He has been part of the SCM-MBA faculty since the inception

of the course.

As a lecturer of the Legal and Tax module, Patrick Burgy focuses in the Area of taxation on three key topics relevant to international

groups: (i) general concepts of international corporate tax, especially the notion of permanent establishment, and on

the principles of (ii) international VAT and (iii) transfer pricing. The goal is for the students to gain an appreciation for the necessity,

importance and role of tax planning but also of its limitations. In the legal module, he teaches the course on corporate

governance. Despite the apparent technical character of the content, the courses are livened up by practical considerations and

examples and by consistent active student participation in role-play and case studies.

Patrick is fully tri-lingual: English, French, German.

Gerwin Dollinger Austrian

Dipl. Ing. (Graduate Enginner) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences

Senior Director Human Resources

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

gerwin.dollinger@ts.fujitsu.com

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Plan

Gerwin Dollinger graduated from Graz Technical University as a Graduate Engineer in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical

Sciences. His professional career has entailed leadership experience in product sales, supply chain management, operational

management and human resources with several leading computer hardware/software and electronics companies such as Siemens,

Apple Computer, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and presently with Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH.

He has extended experience in logistics and supply chain management and his expertise includes conceptual experience and

knowledge as well as operational responsibilities. Mr. Dollinger’s focal point in the SC Plan module is to present Supply Chain

Manage-ment in real life: “I don´t want to show, that we are the best (‘Marketing Presentation’), but want to share the experience

of our activities in this very interesting and dynamic environment (relating to the implemented SCOR Model) and give examples

of lessons learned, failures we did in implementations and incidents that happened in the partially very long (East Asia to Europe)

supply chains (including risk aspects, e.g. earthquake, flood disasters, etc.). We always have very interesting and qualified

questions and discussions and an active day”.

Mr. Dollinger was involved, as a sub-project leader for the set-up of a new supply chain organization in the company in cooperation

with PRTM (SCOR Modell implementation), combined with process re-engineering and operational implementation. He

had responsibility to set up a redesigned planning and forecasting process including the organization of a new team and to redesign

the order ful-fillment process with the scope of centralization and an E2E responsibility. Additionally, he had the process

responsibility for the definition and the implementation of an advanced planning system in cooperation with an external project

team (j&m management consulting).

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His strengths are customer orientation and a sense of continuous process improvement. Mr. Dollinger is experienced in leading

cross-functional and multi-cultural teams. Operationally, he managed the order fulfillment department of Fujitsu Siemens

Computers for several years.

He has published several articles with regard to advanced planning systems and supply chain management tools and given

presentations at multiple management seminars and logistics congresses. He is member of the SCC (Supply Chain Council)

community, of the BLV (Bundesvereinigung Logistik) and of Bitkom (company membership). Mr. Dollinger is a guest lecturer at

several universities in locations such as: Zurich, St. Gallen, Vallendar, Vienna, Graz and Munich.

Michael Ginap German

Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Founder and Owner

Avineo®

michael.ginap@avineo.com

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Design / SCOR®

Michael earned a master’s degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) in Business Administration at Mannheim and Frankfurt/Main Universities

in Germany. With over 30 years of experience in Supply Chain Management in the process industry as well as in automotive and

logistics services, Michael held several operational and strategic management positions across Planning, Sourcing, Manufacturing,

Logistics and Customer Service, both in local as well as in Regional and Global functions.

He became a member of the Supply Chain Council (SCC) in 2000, and since served on the Europe Chapter Leadership Team, as

Chairman, Treasurer and also as Vice-Chair of the Global Board of Directors. At present he holds the Membership Chair position

in Europe. Michael is a SCC certified SCOR® Master Instructor, DCOR® Instructor, a Certified Process Professional Master and

a frequent speaker at Supply Chain conferences internationally.

His expertise includes initiatives such as customer service excellence, supply chain process re-engineering, logistics integration

in the course of M&A’s, sales & operations planning, logistics services, process maturity assessments, and inventory management.

The list of companies he worked for include JohnsonDiversey, Unilever, Robert Bosch, Panalpina and Kühne & Nagel.

Michael has a strong drive for customer service and business process improvement. He is experienced in building and leading

cross-functional and multi-cultural teams. He aims at pulling supply chain improvements from the customer end – balancing

service, cost, and inventory, while developing people. Mr. Ginap is founder and owner of Avineo®, offering training and coaching

as well as expert counseling in the field of Supply Chain Management and Customer Service Excellence to companies from various

industries.

Kurt Haerri Swiss

MBA HSG, MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Senior Vice President, Head Global Sales & Marketing

Schindler Elevators Ltd., Switzerland

Former President of Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce

kurt.haerri@ch.schindler.com

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Asia Module & Asia/China Study Trip

Kurt Haerri received his Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and prior to that graduated with a degree in Mechanical

Engineering from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. Starting in April of 2009, he has served as Senior Vice

President and Head of the Global High-Rise Business at Schindler Elevators Ltd. In April 2013, he took over the lead of the Global

Sales & Marketing Division in the Schindler Group.

His focal points of teaching in the Asia module consist of managing in the cross-cultural Sino-West environment and of dimensions

and dynamics of the Chinese Economy. During the study excursion to China, Mr. Haerri puts emphasis on critical success

factors and failures in corporate China and enhancing market competencies as well as mutual cross-cultural understandings in

the Chinese context.

Mr. Haerri worked for Schindler in China from 1996 to 2003. Schindler was the very first industrial company worldwide to establish

a joint venture in China back in 1980. In this exciting period of the company’s Asian expansion, Kurt worked in Shanghai

and learned the local language. During the initial stage of his assignment, he introduced several new elevator product lines to

the Chinese market. He also became a member of the Schindler China Management Team taking charge of the new installation

business in this booming market. After his return to Switzerland in 2003, he took over the Supply Chain Management Division at

Schindler Switzerland as a member of the Executive Committee. In 2005 he became Head of the New Installation Business of

Schindler Switzerland and in addition in 2008 Head of the Modernization Business. Since May 2012 Kurt is a member of the board

of directors of Komax Holding Ltd., a company listed at the Swiss Stock Exchange.

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As former President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2013, Kurt facilitated economic and cultural

exchange between the two countries. In this capacity, he has accompanied a number of high political delegations to and from

China. Drawing upon his extensive network of industrial and political contacts, as well as his deep personal understanding of the

Chinese culture, Kurt teaches the MBA ETH SCM Asia module together with Prof. Hugo Tschirky.

Jürgen Henschel German

PhD (Dr.-Ing.)in Mechanical Engineering

Director Controlling & Organization

GSI GmbH

j.henschel@gsi.de

MBA ETH SCM Module: Introduction (Business Modelling and Cross-enterprise Processes)

Dr. Jürgen Henschel received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clausthal University, Germany. Additionally, he is an

educated SixSigma Green Belt. Jürgen has a strong drive for customer service and business process improvement. He is experienced

in building and leading cross-functional and multi-cultural teams. In the MBA ETH SCM program, Dr. Henschel covers

business modelling and cross-enterprise processes as part of the Introduction module.

With over 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Management in the automotive industry, Jürgen has held several operational

and strategic management positions across planning, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and customer service, both in local

as well as in regional functions. His expertise includes initiatives such as customer service excellence, supply chain process

definition and re-engineering from concept to design and implementation. Furthermore, he has collected experience in logistics

integration in the course of M&A’s, sales & operations planning, logistics services, process maturity assessments, and inventory

management.

As the CEO and the Head of Logistics & Distribution at Tyco Electronics Logistics AG, a market leader in manufacturing of passive

electrical and electronic components worldwide, he was responsible for the setup, execution and being the owner of the business

processes. Prior to this assignment at TE, Dr. Henschel was Business Development Manager Automotive Products for the

EMEA region. In the beginning of 2013, Jürgen went on to his next challenge. He joined GSI GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany, which

is currently hosting one of Europe´s largest science projects. Here he serves the role of Controller and Head of Organization.

Dominik Knill Swiss

MAS ETH in Security Policy and Crisis Management

Vice President Marketing & Sales

Vectronix AG

MBA ETH SCM Modules: Introduction (Leadership); Negotiations

Dominik Knill completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Security Policy and Crisis Management at ETH Zurich.

Dominik Knill is vice-president marketing & sales at Vectronix AG in Switzerland. He has worked in the defense industry for 30

years and in more than 20 countries worldwide. As adviser, consultant, project manager and sales director for Oerlikon Contraves

he negotiated successfully in mostly high-context cultures in Africa and Middle East.

He lectures negotiation techniques, conflict management and communication skills in commercial and military environments

and trains civilians and security personnel in Switzerland and abroad. He served in Georgia as an UN military observer. On behalf

of the Henry Dunant Center and in cooperation with Wiliam Ury he mediated in an armed conflict in Aceh, Indonesia.

On several occasion he participated in Master classes as part of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard, Massachusetts.

For more than 7 years he teaches negotiation at the ETH Zurich in post-graduate studies and other management courses in

Switzerland.

“Lesson learned: In negotiations you won’t get what you are entitled for, but what you have negotiated for.”

Gunther Krell Swiss

DBA, MSc & BSc in Industrial Engineering

Founder and Management Consultant

supply chain innovations GmbH

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Return & Sustainability

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Daniel Mahler German

PhD in Communications

Partner, Global Coordinator for Sustainability

A.T. Kearney

MBA ETH SCM Module: SC Source

Daniel has a MA and PhD in Communications from the University of Hannover, Germany.

He is a Partner with A.T. Kearney and joined the Firm 13 years ago. He has been based in London, Berlin and, for 8 years, in New

York. In 2009, he became Managing Director of A.T. Kearney in Switzerland now works out of the Zurich office. As a member of

the Consumer and Retail practice Daniel is a lead advisor to several large CPGs and is the Firm’s global lead partner for PepsiCo.

One of his focus areas are large-scale optimization initiatives in the Supply Chain and Procurement arena. He has led half a dozen

major global supply management transformations and cost-down programs for companies in the FMCG space but also in other

industry such as automotive. He has mostly worked for complex, global corporations with as much as $100B in external spend.

In addition to Supply Chain topics, Daniel focuses on pre- and post merger integration, portfolio optimization, SKU complexity

management and overall category optimization, both on the side of FMCGs and Retailer side. He is also the leader of A.T. Kearney’s

Global Sustainability Practice. Daniel was named to Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants list in 2008.

Andrew Mountfield British

BA (Hons), Dipl.-Betriebswirt, MSc, M.S., DProf, FRSA

Managing Director Switzerland

Horváth & Partner AG, Switzerland

AMountfield@horvath-partners.com

MBA ETH SCM Module: Organization

Andrew Mountfield was born in the UK and spent part of his early childhood in the USA. He studied economics and business

administration in the UK, Germany and France on the European School of Business program, graduating with dual undergraduate

degrees. He completed a research master’s degree at Oxford University and HEC Paris, and holds an additional master’s

degree from Bocconi University business school, Milan. In addition to his research postgraduate work at Oxford, he completed

the Ashridge Business School doctoral programme, where his thesis focused on the interaction between strategic understanding

and organizational performance.

In the Organization module of the MBA ETH SCM, Andrew’s focal points consist of: organizational design theory and examples

thereof in practice, the impact of business process on organization and performance improvement, for and against arguments

of process-driven organizations. He also conveys a basic understanding of methodology and selected instruments in process

engineering and allows the students practice in solving complex questions in a case study.

He started his career with a major Swiss pharmaceutical company as an assistant to a management board member, was seconded

to a well-known strategic consulting company, but then returned to the pharmaceutical industry with management assignments

in business development and finance. After seven years, he moved to Coopers & Lybrand, later PwC Consulting/IBM, as a

consultant, where he was made partner in 1996. Since 2004 he has been managing director of Horváth & Partners in Switzerland,

where he is also a partner in the global firm.

In addition to the ETH Zürich, he has lectured at Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Scotland on strategy, organization and

scenario techniques, was professor of strategic management at PHW Zurich, and a guest lecturer University of St. Gallen, IFZ

Zug and a number of other business schools. Author of numerous publications on strategy, organization and performance management,

he also writes a quarterly column in Business Intelligence Magazine – “Die Mountfield-Kolumne”. He is a regular conference

speaker and seminar facilitator, and is also a member of the University of Maastricht Faculty of Economics and Business

global advisory board and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Marc Strolz Swiss and French

PhD in Law

Deputy General Counsel

Kuehne + Nagel Management AG

marc.strolz@kuehne-nagel.com

MBA ETH SCM Module: Legal & Tax

Dr. Marc M. Strolz received his PhD in Law from the University of Zurich and gained a Certificate of European Business Law

from the University of St. Gallen. He has gained vast experience in multiple positions with several companies dealing with legal

aspects of cross boarder logistics and M&A activities. In the module Legal & Tax of the MBA ETH SCM, Dr. Strolz focuses on

corporate, contract and IP Law.

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Since 2010, Dr. Strolz is Deputy General Counsel and since September 2011 Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions at Kuehne +

Nagel Management AG. He provides legal support to the business lines: contract and integrated logistics as well as contributing

to corporate development. Additionally, he advises on Swiss corporate and stock market matters.

Dr. Strolz started his career by working for several law firms followed by the position as General Legal Counsel at SAirRelations

where he was responsible for transaction management and providing legal advice to their companies. He moved on to business

development with SAirLogistics (former division of the Swissair Group) focusing on strategy within the group as well as dealing

with acquisition and divestment in Panalpina Ltd. and developing the business plan for SwissGlobalCargo, a joint venture between

the two. As Executive VP at SAirLogistics, Dr. Strolz developed and implemented the business cases for former Ixedius

Ltd. (a provider of SCM services and applications) of which he later became the CEO and that of former GlobePool Ltd. (first

worldwide pool of ULDs-Unit Load Devices) of which he became Chairman of the board. Prior to his current position, Dr. Strolz

was a partner at the law firm of RUOSS VÖGELE PARTNER in Zurich and provided corporate law advisory in the fields of M&A,

logistics, asset financing, corporate IT and licensing.

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