Landmark in the Land of Ideas – The 21st EBS Symposium 2010
Write-up by William Feins
This coming fall, from sixteen-18 September, The European Enterprise College (EBS) will be keeping its annual student-run convention: The EBS Symposium.
Every year for practically the past two decades, the EBS Symposium has been held on the EBS campus, to great acclaim and with the participation of renowned speakers from the worldwide world of company.
Based on three foundational pillars – Contact, Congress and Occupation – the symposium aims to bring jointly today’s successful businesspeople with people just commencing out in their careers, aiming for a productive tomorrow. The subject for the upcoming symposium will be: “Development: A Long term with out Boundaries?” and speakers will tackle this topic primarily based on their individual personalized information and expertise.
Over the previous twenty a long time, the celebration has gathered shut to one,000 participants at every occasion, which is organized completely by students of the enterprise college on their own and held on the campus in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. This year, the function is becoming committed to its companion country of Turkey, in honor of the struggles it at the moment faces in the socio-financial arena. Also new this year is the establishment of a Pupil Panel for the symposium. Three excellent pupils will be chosen to take part in a discussion with professionals in the realms of enterprise management and the economy. Already slated to participate from the experts’ conclude is Herbert Henzler, the Senior Advisor of the Chairman of Credit score Suisse and formerly head of McKinsey Europe.
In addition to the symposium, a recruitment honest is becoming planned to allow participants to meet with representatives of prime companies, including UBS and Bayer. At least sixty organizations are expected to be represented, from the fiscal, consulting and manufacturing industries, as well as small company owners, political members and representatives of non-profit organizations. For the Grand Finale, an Improvements Honest will be held on the final evening to allow participants to hear about the latest cutting edge technologies presently in improvement.
The symposium has many partners for the function one is Mild Swiss Racing, which is offering the winner of a raffle the possibility to drive in their race taxi.
Following is a sampling of the conference’s higher degree speakers:
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker
Burkhard Schwenker is presently employhed at Roland Berger Tactic Consultants as the CEO, a placement he has held for the very last 7 years considering that Roland Berger, the company’s founder, stepped down. Following his very first three a long time of excellent service, the firm’s partners gladly elected him to continue his function in the place.
Before becoming CEO he was no stranger to the firm, in simple fact subsequent the completion of his doctorate, Schwenker joined Roland Berger above twenty years ago and has worked there ever considering that. In 1992 he grew to become a companion in the agency, honoring his a long time of dedicated service and the excellent worth his operate and strategic pondering have brought to the business. Apart from his commitments to Roland Berger, Schwenker also serves as a member of various professional organizations, these kinds of as the German Council on Foreign Relations, and as lecturer at a range of academic institutes, with the Leipzig Graduate School of Management getting granted him the title of honorary professor.
And in the realms of group company, Schwenker supports a amount of critical causes, like the WWF Worldwide Fund for Nature, Wertekommission e.V. and berufundfamilie gGmbH, and the German Sports Support Foundation.
Dr. Michael Träm
Given that starting to be the CEO of Arthur D. Small, a top management consulting firm, Michael Träm has introduced his new agency to larger and greater heights in the planet of organization and spearheaded an annual development that is twice what he business expects.
Prior to joining Arthur D. Small, Träm had an illustrious specialist background. Trained as a lawyer and getting worked for a short interval as a Junior Barrister, Träm went to operate for A.T. Kearney, where he labored his way up very first to Vice President and worldwide tactic team member, then to managing director for Central Europe as properly as a world wide senior leadership staff member. Ultimately Träm grew to become the Managing Director of the firm’s Profit Centre for Larger Europe as nicely as part of the international Operating Committee. Soon after these a lot of years of service, Träm moved on to an executive place with Celerant Management Consulting, before becoming wooed about to Arthur D. Small to take up the mantle of CEO.
In addition to his work at Arthur D. Minor, Träm is also an author of numerous textbooks, a college guest lecturer and an lively humanitarian.
Dr. Wolfgang Plischke
Bayer AG welcomed Wolfgang Plischke to its Board of Management in 2006, prior to which he served on its executive committee for healthcare, while also foremost its division for prescription drugs. In this place he supervised all matters pertaining to prescription medications made by Bayer, and their sale throughout the world.
Plischke’s complete professional career has been interwoven with Bayer, in reality. Following the attainment of his degree in biology at Hohenheim University, he went to operate for Miles Diagnostics, one particular of Bayer’s daughter companies. Above the subsequent fifteen a long time he grew in the business and named President of Japan’s Bayer Yakuhin Ltd. 5 many years later on he traveled west to grow to be Bayer’s head of the North American pharma business group, and two many years later on was appointed head of Pharma organization group globally.
Besides his function for Bayer, Plischke does a great deal of work within the community, serving as board member and keeping other offices of social and skilled teams. He is the vice president of the CEFIC, a council that offers with the chemical industry in Europe he chairs a council that offers with study and innovation and he is a board of trustee member at the Paul Ehrlich Basis as well as the German Chemical Industry Fund.
Dr. Dirk Notheis
Dirk Notheis is the CEO of Morgan Stanley AG, a position he took up in 2009 at the extremely youthful age of 40. Notheis very first commenced functioning for Morgan Stanley in 1999, soon after a five yr stint as senior director, company finance at SGZ-Bank in Frankfurt/Main. At 1st his portfolio of duties included transportation, public and infrastructure, and lodging and leisure for the sector that was comprised of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was later on promoted to turn into a member of the Board of Management and in the end CEO. In his new position, Notheis performs with the bank’s greatest profile customers, advising them, from his wealth of expertise in investment banking, to make options that can reduce their risk while enabling them to develop inside of a bevy of new markets.
Besides his work for Morgan Stanley, Notheis is a robust supporter of the arts – equally visual and aural – particularly in his homeland, Germany, where he frequently visits galleries to watch new exhibitions, and wherever he sits as a member of the Freundeskreis of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, a private opera home.
Johannes Huth arrived to work for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in 1999, a non-public equity agency that bargains with mergers and acquisitions and buyouts in large businesses. Through his time at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Huth has played a essential part in building a quantity of companies, like MTU Aero Engines, ATU, Zumtobel, Demag, Wincor Nixdorf and Selenia, amongst a lot of other individuals.
Huth obtained a very first class training, attaining his bachelor’s degree in economics from the LSE, and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He also reports French at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. After receiving his training, Huth went to operate for Salomon Brothers Mergers and Acquisitions Group in NY, soon following currently being moved to their London workplace, exactly where he was created vice president and co-leader of the European operations.
Following leaving Salomon Brothers, Huth worked briefly for Investcorp and then joined Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts & Co., exactly where his career has continued to flourish. Right now he serves as the firm’s head of European Operations, and sits on the company’s investment committee and as a member of its management committee.
Dr. Michael Frenzel
Nowadays the chairman of TUI Travel PLC and the CEO of TUI AG, Michael Frenzel has had a rich and illustrious career. His degree is from Ruhr college, in which he attained a doctorate in law, determining in the end to enter the planet of finance. At Westdeutsche Landesbank he took on a collection of managerial roles, heading up their industrial holdings dept. as effectively as their equity holdings division. Leaving for Preussag AG, he grew to become part of their board of executives, growing to grow to be the board’s chairman in 1994. Frenzel guided the business to become the major Group in the tourism industry for all of Europe, a feat accomplished in significant part by obtaining other tourism companies.
Frenzel’s good results led to his becoming appointed chairman of Hapag-Lloyd AG, a key tourism business taken above by Preussag, and when the identify of the organization was altered from Preussag AG to TUI AG, he was appointed Chairman of TUI Travel PLC.
Dr. Reto Francioni
Reto Francioni serves right now as the CEO of Deutsche Börse AG, as properly as sitting on the company’s board of executives and heading up its management board. Following achieving a PhD in law at Zurich University, Francioni started his career again in 1981, when he was recruited by Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft. He proceeded to perform there for four many years before shifting above to Schweizerische Kreditanstalt. He then served for the subsequent 4 years at the Association Tripartite Bourses, where he was deputy management chair, and a co-group leader for the company’s EBS undertaking. A one particular-year