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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

 Werner Baumann
Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) of Bayer AG

 Uwe Berghaus
Member of the Board of Managing Directors of DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-
Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt

 Achim Bosch
Member of the board of executive directors at General Reinsurance AG

 Prof. Dr. Werner Görg
Chairman of the supervisory board at Gothaer

Gunnar Herrmann
Chief executive officer of Ford Werke GmbH

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

 Tina Müller
Chief marketing officer & member of the board of Adam Opel AG

 Carsten Pillath
Director-General in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

 Dr. Rainier van Roessel
Labor Relations Director & member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG

 Dr. Dieter Steinkamp
Chief executive officer of RheinEnergie AG

 Dr. Frank Sänger
Partner & head of Cologne office at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Former members of the Advisory Board

  • Adalbert Bader (former cheif financial officer at GenRe AG)
  • Dr. Bernhard Düttmann (former chief financial officer at Lanxess AG)
  • Wolfgang Kirsch, (Chief Executive Officer of DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt)
  • Uwe Schöneberg (former member of the board of management at RheinEnergie AG) 
  • Bernhard Mattes (former Chief executive officer of Ford Werke GmbH; vice president of Ford Customer Service Division)