Head of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Konrad Koloseus, LL.M.

Konrad Koloseus is an Austrian advocate, partner of a law firm in Vienna and practicing law at the Vienna Bar since 2004.

He is member of the examining board for the Vienna Bar Exam, member of the Penal Senate of the Austrian Football League and teaches Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.

He is member of the Vienna Bar Association, Austrian Lawyers’ Association (Österreichischer Juristentag), Austrian-British Society and of the Austrian Society for Comparative Law.


Vice-Chairperson of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Dina Margules-Rappaport

With considerable experience in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, Dina Margules-Rappaport teaches various related courses at LBS and is also Vice-President of the LBS Council. Dina holds a degree in Commercial Sciences from the Wirtschaftsuniversität, Vienna, and has taken many courses relating to Project Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. She was a HR Manager at emarsys – emarketing systems as well as a partner at Personalentwicklungsfirma ITO. She leads regular coaching and mentoring sessions and is the CEO and HR Manager of a private school.


Director of Studies International Business Administration, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Julius Dem, MBA

Julius Dem is the Director of Studies for the IBA Program at LBS. He has extensive experience in many different leadership positions, including having been the project manager for the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna and having co-founded W&D Consulting Ltd. Specializing in Project Management, he has been teaching at LBS since 2008 and has developed training for and trained at many other organizations in Austria such as Post AG, Spar, and Siemens. He received his MBA from Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv, and is a certified court translator and interpreter for Hebrew.


Director of Studies: International Management, Leadership and Strategic Finance & Business Analytics & online MBA in Exeuctive Management, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Tamás Csermely, MSc

Tamás Csermely has been the Director of Studies of the two Master programs and the online MBA in Executive Management at the Lauder Business School as well as a Board Member of the Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences since 2018. He used to work as the Head of Procurement at Quantoras, an Austrian technology-based consulting company, where he was responsible for managing the purchasing team, leading dozens of large-scale supply chain projects. His team made a name for itself on saving 14.2% on average in several branches (base chemicals, metals, automotive, textile, pharmaceutical, foundry, construction, food and beverages, etc.) for dozens of mid-sized companies and international conglomerates – which, in several cases, were world market leaders in their segments. Tamás’ main area of expertise is optimizing the strategy as well as the operations/supply chain of businesses and thereby converting his efficiency-oriented mindset to results. He also worked in the Emerging Markets/Quantitative Research/Asset Allocation division of Raiffeisen Bank International and as a research and teaching associate at the WU Vienna during his early career.

He holds a Ph.D. in operations management and logistics (University of Vienna), an M.Sc. in management and consulting (University of Pécs) and a Professorial bestowal (Lauder Business School). In addition, he attended Indiana University Bloomington – Kelley School of Business with a one-year full scholarship. He published several articles in scientific and professional journals and his research on managerial decisions in operations- and behavioral economics-related settings has also been featured in Die Presse. Tamás firmly believes in applied, case study- and experience-based teaching (Behavioral Economics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Managerial Economics, Business Process Management, Management Consulting), which is his primary passion. He is an affiliate of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network of the Harvard Business School. Moreover, he has presented his research at several renowned conferences, held talks at the Universities of Oxford, Toronto, Cologne, Cornell, Shanghai and taught MSc and MBA level courses at top universities (Bar-Ilan University, WU Vienna, etc.). He also serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO), the International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Applied Economics Letters (AEL), the Journal of Risk, the Journal of Business Economics (JBE) and the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (JRU). He proved his stress resistance by answering 10 questions correctly in the “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” TV show.


Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Dr. Donald Baillie

Donald Baillie completed both his Master’s degree and his Doctorate in Vienna. He is also certified as a Risk Manager (GARP FRM), Analytics Professional (INFORMS CAP), Business Analyst (IIBA CBAP), Project Manager (PMI PMP), as well as a stock and options trader (Vienna Stock Exchange). Dr. Baillie has more than 25 years of experience working internationally in Banking and Finance and is currently Managing Director of BDO Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of the international Tax and Audit company. His activities include projects in the fields of Finance, Risk Management, Analytics and IT. He has taught extensively at various universities in Austria for the past 15 years and was awarded the title of Professor (FH) for his services to academia. His publications have been in the field of banking, corporate finance, derivatives, and behavioral finance.


Selected Publications


Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Armin J. Kammel, LL.M. (London), MBA (CLU) Ehrenprofessor (Donau-Universität Krems)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Armin J. Kammel, LL.M. (London), MBA (CLU) is an interdisciplinary lawyer specialized in banking law, financial regulation and business law. He studied law and business administration at renown universities in Austria and abroad.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel is Managing Director of FSR Excellence GmbH, the advisory arm of DLA Piper Austria. He has roughly eighteen years of experience in financial services regulatory advisory business and as executive in the financial services industry, having also worked as Head of Legal & International Affairs with the Austrian Association of Investment Fund Management Companies (VÖIG) and having served on the Board of Directors of both the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel also served as Deputy Chairman of the IIFA until October 2020. Moreover, Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel is a court-certified expert (Allgemein beeideter und gerichtlich zertifizierter Sachverständiger) in the areas of credit, banks and exchanges.

He is Professor (FH) of Banking Law and Securities Regulation at Lauder Business School (LBS), Vienna, Austria and Ehrenprofessor (Honorary Professor), Faculty Member as well as Program Coordinator (LL.M./MLS in International Banking Law and Capital Markets) at Danube University Krems (DUK), Austria. Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel also serves as the Executive Director of the Joseph von Sonnenfels Center at DUK. Moreover, Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel holds an Adjunct Professorship at California Lutheran University (CLU) in the U.S and has been a visiting professor at numerous prestigious institutions in the U.S., the UK, Austria, Israel, Switzerland, Ukraine or Thailand.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary Research Perspectives series on “International Banking and Securities Law” with BRILL Publishing, Co-Editor of the traditional commentary on “BWG und CRR” (Austrian Banking Act and CRR), the commentary on “Bankensanierungs- und -abwicklungsgesetz (BaSAG)” (Austrian Bank Recovery and Resolution Act) and the new commentary on “Immobilieninvestmentfondsgesetz (ImmoInvFG)” (Austrian Real Estate Investment Funds Act) with Verlag Manz as well as Co-Editor of an innovative book series on “Vertragsrecht | Vertragsgestaltung” (contract law | contract design) with facultas Verlag in Austria. Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel is a well-published international author of more than 100 publications, including the standard textbook “Einführung in das Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht” with Linde Verlag on Austrian banking and capital markets law.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel’s primary research interests are in the areas of banking law, securities regulation, financial law, business law and financial markets. Moreover, the economic analysis of the law and economics are also included in his research activities.


Banking Law; (transatlantic) Securities Regulation; Financial Law; Business Law; Financial Markets; Economic Analysis of the Law; Economics


Studies of law, economics and business administration in Graz, Austria; Athens, Greece; Toronto, Canada; Bangkok, Thailand; Linköping, Sweden; London, UK and Thousand Oaks (L.A.), USA


German (native); English (fluent); Greek, French (basic knowledge)

Selected Publications


Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Karl Knezourek, MBA

Karl Knezourek holds a PhD in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna, as well as a Master’s degree in Commercial Science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has also taken his MBA at the University of Technology, Sydney. Having worked with numerous organizations including Austrian Airlines and the Bank für Arbeit and Wirstchaft, he is a specialist in Financial and Capital Markets as well as Financial Planning and Risk Management.


Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Ingrid Mock

Now, Ingrid Mock is a lecturer of German at various University of Applied Sciences in Vienna. Previously, she has led an Integration course and a literacy course at the Volkshochschule, Korneuburg, taught at the primary school level in Vienna, and, also, at the Goethe Institut in Guatemala City. She took her Masters in Educational Science and Orthopedagogy and Special Education at the University of Vienna and, before that, she studied Teacher Training (University of Vienna) and post-graduate studies in Inclusive Pedagogy and, also, Montessori methodology.


Member of the Council

Dr. Sandra Pauser, MA

Sandra Pauser earned her doctoral degree in Management with distinction at the faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna. Currently, she holds an Endowed Professorship in Marketing Management at Lauder Business School. Before joining LBS, she was employed as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Marketing, University of Vienna. Pursuing her profound interests in Marketing and Sales Management, Ms. Pauser wrote her doctoral dissertation in the area of personal selling and published various academic research papers in renowned journals (i.e., Journal of Business Economics, Marketing Letters, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Journal of Research and Management). Her dissertation was awarded the highly competitive “EHI Scientific Award 2019” in the category “Best Dissertation” and won the internationally recognized “KSMS Doctoral Dissertation Competition 2018”.

Selected Publications


Senior Researcher, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Reiner

Christian Reiner studied economic geography, history, and economics at the University of Vienna and the University of Salzburg. He has a doctoral degree in economic geography (University of Salzburg) and experience in basic and applied empirical economic research (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Joanneum Research, Institute for Advanced Studies). Christian Reiner works as a senior scientist at the Lauder Business School and as a lecturer in economics, economic geography, and statistics at the University of Vienna, Modul University Vienna, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW. His fields of interest include regional economics and industrial organization. Mr. Reiner’s research has added insights into the following topics: Structural change, growth policy, innovation, human capital mobility, industrial policy, green growth, and policy evaluation.


Publications and Presentations


LBS Research


Prof. (FH) MMag Dr. Verena Régent

Prof. (FH) MMag. Dr. Verena Régent studied sociology and social economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Helsinki. From 2011 onward, she was working in research and consulting companies for the acquisition and management of third-party funded research projects at the interface between social sciences and new technologies. Between 2016 and 2021 she was Senior Lecturer and Head of International Affairs at Lauder Business School, since February 2021 she is a part time lecturer for research methods at Lauder Business School. Since 2020, Verena is external expert at the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission. Since February 2021, she works as senior researcher at WPZ Research GmbH. Her work focuses on higher education (HE) research, innovation in the HE sector, labor market relevance of HE, as well as knowledge and technology transfer.


Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) David Warren, MA

After studying History at Cambridge University, David Warren embarked on a career teaching English as Foreign Language. He has taught extensively at Universities in Austria and also in Rome. As well as specializing in Academic Writing, Business English and Intercultural Management he coordinates the Language Department at LBS. He actively researches the subject of English as a Lingua Franca as well as pursuing journalistic and literary interests.


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