Director: Prof. Per OlssonWebsite: www.esmt.org/cfra
Director: Prof. Konstantin KorotovWebsite: www.esmt.org/cldr
Director: N.N.Website: www.esmt.org/csb
Director: Dr. Sandro GayckenDeputy Director: Martin SchallbruchWebsite: www.esmt.org/dsi
Director: Bianca SchmidtzWebsite: www.esmt.org/hci
Director: Prof. Henry SauermannWebsite: www.esmt.org/ifee
Academic excellence through funded chairs
Inauguration: July 1, 2013
Chair: Catalina Stefanescu-Cuntze, Professor of Management Science, Deutsche Post DHL Chair, and Dean of Faculty
Inauguration: May, 2011
Chair: Matthew S. Bothner, Professor of Strategy and Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development
Inauguration: September 28, 2010
Chair: Jörg Rocholl, President, Professor of Finance, and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance
The Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society is the first privately funded chair at ESMT. Manfred Gentz was a member of the Board of Management at Daimler until 2004 and played a central role in the founding of ESMT. With the financing of this chair, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz support research contributing to a value-based framework for decision-making.
Inauguration: February 6, 2019
Chair: Gianluca Carnabuci, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society, and Associate Dean of Executive Education
The chair’s mission is to develop relevant scientific knowledge to help leaders act competently and responsibly in the face of an increasingly knowledge-based, interconnected, and innovation-driven society. At the center of the Chair’s research and teaching is the role of trust-based networks as conduits of individual and organizational effectiveness.
Inauguration: May 16, 2018
Chair: Linus Dahlander, Associate Professor of Strategy and Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation
The Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science honors the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ESMT Foundation.
Inauguration: June 15, 2016
Chair: Tamer Boyaci, Professor of Management Science, Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science, and Director of Research
Mr. Diekmann was the chairman of the ESMT Foundation from 2007 to 2015, during which time he was also the CEO at Allianz SE. It was a period of rapid and continuous growth for ESMT with some important milestones being international accreditations and the right to grant PhDs.
The Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science aims to consolidate the interconnectedness of sustainability and profitability. It focuses on the development and application of concepts to solve managerial issues. With interdisciplinary approaches, the chair supports companies in making sustainable decisions.
Inauguration: May 15, 2017
Chair: Henry Sauermann, Associate Professor of Strategy, POK Pühringer PS Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance (IFEE)