External Advisory Commitee

Valuable input straight from industrial practice

We want to make progress.  Our advisory council supports us in doing this: personalities from international and national companies and institutes advise ESB Business School in this committee on major strategic issues. The board of ESB Business School proposes the members of the advisory council and appoints them for four years.  

When optimising or restructuring study programmes, impulses from the working life of experienced managers and companies in which ESB students often start their career are essential. This is why our personal advisory council is such an important institution for ESB Business School – again and again it is directly and indirectly involved in the development of new ideas and contacts. For the public our advisory council acts as a multiplier and supports ESB Business School in the expansion of international partnerships. This is how we will make progress!

The following members are part of the advisory council:

Rüdiger Bechstein Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
Ulrich Bohn former Agilent Technologies GmbH
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Braun             RWT Reutlingen
Christian O. Erbe ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH
John-James Farquharson former Conzzeta AG 
Gabriele Grom Merck Sharp & Dohme GmbH
Philipp Hahn-Woernle viastore systems GmbH
Gabriele Hässig Procter & Gamble / Unternehmensgruppe D-A-CH

Michael Hessenbruch

Deloitte Consulting GmbH
Lars Hetzel

ALDI Murr/ Unternehmensgruppe ALDI SÜD

Dipl.-Psych. Erich Hildenbrand


Oliver Kössel

Wittenstein AG

Birgit Lowitsch

Materion Advanced Materials Germany GmbH

Rolf-Michael Müller (Chairman of the Advisory Board)

Maschinenfabrik Niehoff GmbH&Co. KG
Daniel Nothelfer

Danaher Life Sciences

Oliver Parpart       

IBM Sales & Distribution, IBM Deutschland

Frank Pawlak Portolan Commerce Solutions GmbH
Dr. Gerhard Rübling Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e.V
Dr. Bernd-Michael Rumpf   Actico GmbH
Michael Schell

Independent Management Consultant

Dr. Andreas Schmidt Ernst & Young AG
Conny Schneider Hewlett-Packard GmbH
Christian Timm NKG KALA Hamburg GmbH
Bernd Wahler

HYPE Foundation, Sports Innovation

Uwe Wazynski     Robert Bosch GmbH