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Strategic Finance & Business Analytics

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.

Email:tamas.csermely[at]lbs.ac.at

Academic Coordinator

Zvia Dem

Responsibilities:

  • Information management of all academic issues
  • Management and handling of all semester schedules
  • Organisation and supervision of retake and commission exams

Phone:+43 1 369 18 18 764

Email:zvia.dem[at]lbs.ac.at

Mag. Tamara Albrecht

Tamara Albrecht holds a Master in Commercial Sciences from Vienna’s University of Economics and Business.

She has longstanding experience in the bank and capital markets. Besides issuance of domestic and international capital market transactions, she executed corporate bond mandates as lead and co-lead manager for Austrian corporate customers. In 2017 she issued the first international Social Covered Bond (ESG; EUR 300 mn) in Austria. Mrs. Albrecht has also a lot of trading experiences (commercial papers and wholesale deposits). On the asset side she has worked as senior portfolio manager in structured finance and in the syndicated loan business.

She is working as consultant and lecturer.

Email:tamara.albrecht[at]lbs.ac.at

Mag. Thomas Baaz

Thomas holds a master’s degree in Commerce from Vienna University of Economics and Business where he specialized in International Business and Trade. He has gained more than 15 years of experience in the complex world of international trade, coming to know various aspects of the industry. Starting his career in commodity trading as a trader for agricultural products and steel, he further moved on into the banking industry to support international trade business from the financing and risk mitigation side. After managing the Trade Finance business of Société Générale’s Vienna Branch for six years, he currently heads the department of Documentary Business and Trade Finance within Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG.

Email:thomas.baaz[at]lbs.ac.at

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

Email:donald.baillie[at]lbs.ac.at

Edward Bayone, MA, MIA

Ed is the Earle W. Kazis professor of the practice emeritus of finance and international real estate at Brandeis University where he taught for 23 years, serving for 9 years as the founding chair of the undergraduate Business program and as the founding chair of the graduate school’s real estate specialization.
Ed has spent 45 years in the US financial services industry. The first half was in commercial banking where he rose to become EVP and Chief Credit Officer of a multinational bank; in that position, he managed a worldwide credit organization and chaired the bank’s senior credit and country exposure committees.
In addition to teaching, the second half has been devoted to service on corporate boards for both start-up private credit funds, and turnarounds of billion-dollar businesses emerging from bankruptcy or out-of-court restructurings. He has served in various capacities on these boards, including chair of the risk, audit, and nominating & governance committees.
Most recently, he served as senior credit consultant and interim chief credit officer for Brightwood Capital, a $5Bn credit fund providing senior debt solutions to middle-market companies. He joined the Brightwood advisory board in 2013.
Ed holds a Master of Arts in history from the University of Rochester and a Master of International Affairs with a specialization in banking and finance from Columbia University.

Email:Florian.klingenschmid[at]lbs.ac.at

Heiko Bärschneider

Heiko Bärschneider has 15+ years of professional experience in finance (controlling, risk management, treasury) and in SAP consulting. Furthermore, Heiko has practical skills in project management of complex projects (in project management) and in the implementation of systems. A high affinity for IT (SAP, programming VBA, databases) as well as extensive international work experience distinguish him.

Email:heiko.baerschneider[at]lbs.ac.at

Dr. Stefan Bauer

Stefan is an innovation enthusiast, education designer, and a passionate researcher. He is a university lecturer at several universities among others Lauder Business School, University of Applied Sciences Vienna and University Reykjavik. His interests include digital innovation, user experience, management of information security, employee experience, business data analysis, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Talent Garden as Innovation School Director, Stefan was driving the digital transformation of traditional banking business by developing a digital banking platform at BAWAG P.S.K. In 2016, he received a doctoral degree in Information Systems from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is a certified Project Manager and was the elected chairman of the student agency of doctoral students. Moreover, he was awarded the ERSTE Bank Prize for Research in CEE 2012. His scientific work has been published in top academic journals, including Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and Computers & Security.

Email:stefan.bauer[at]lbs.ac.at

Dr. Mag. Georg Behm

A graduate of Copenhagen Business School and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Georg Behm started his career in Finance, Performance and Treasury Management at Accenture and Schwabe, Ley & Greiner. At present, he is Managing Director at Vienna-based NEROM & Partner, an M&A and corporate finance advisory, which he co-founded in 2011. Furthermore, he acts as a Generally Sworn and Court Certified Expert in Valuation and Business Planning and teaches finance subjects at several universities of applied sciences.

Email:georg.behm[at]lbs.ac.at

Monika Brom, MSc

Ms. Monika Brom has been serving as Head of Team “Environment Assessment & Transformation of the Economy” and Deputy Head of Unit Sustainable Development at Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria) since April 2002. Her responsibilities include ensuring compliance with EMAS requirements, providing EMAS implementation expertise, and actively participating in EMAS Regulatory Committee and Competent Body meetings. She co-authored a guidance document on non-financial performance indicators and served as a jury member for the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award. Monika has contributed to various EU projects focused on industrial pollution control and the establishment of the EMAS system. Ms. Brom played key roles in the Twinning Project IL/11 and the INTERREG Europe Project “ENHANCE.” Additionally, Ms. Brom serves as Chairwoman of the Works Council and is a member of the supervisory board, actively engaging in HR activities and implementing social initiatives. She is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien and IMC FH Krems GmbH. She previously worked as a consultant for environmental management systems and waste management. Ms. Brom holds an MSc in landscape planning and conservation.

Email:monika.brom[at]lbs.ac.at

Univ.- Doz. Mag. Dr. Claus Ebster, MSc, MBA

Claus Ebster has had a varied and widespread career in business and education. After studying in the US and Vienna, where he took his habilitation in Business Administration, he has taught extensively. Claus Ebster is associate professor (Universitätsdozent) of business administration at the University of Vienna and has extensive teaching experience at both the Vienna Medical University and Webster University. In addition to this, he is also the author of numerous academic articles and textbooks on marketing research, shopper marketing as well as the techniques of academic writing. Moreover, he is also the founder of Market Mentor Consulting.

 

Selected Publications

Email:claus.ebster[at]lbs.ac.at

Mag. Dr. Thomas Eidenberger

Thomas Eidenberger holds a Bachelor and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the JKU in Linz. He has 30 years experience in leadership positions in sales & marketing and finance in Europe and Asia. His strength lies in internationalization and the structuring of financial concepts as well as financial engineering catering for diverse corporate situations. Since 2012 Thomas is self-employed business consultant, with projects in industrial engineering & construction, finance services, the building sector, automobile & medical suppliers and trade and transportation. He lectures in various universities and universities of applied sciences. Finally Thomas is certified More Than Checks consultant, catering for Change and Staff Management and Senior Partner of BATCON Business & Technology Unternehmensberatung GmbH.

Email:thomas.eidenberger[at]lbs.ac.at

Mag. (FH) Birgit Engel

Birgit Engel heads the SAP team of PwC Austria’s Technology Consulting practice. She specializes in SAP project management, logistics process excellence and in delivering S/4HANA transformation projects. Birgit is covering the SAP modules SD, MM, LE, CS, PM, PP, WM and QM.

Since 2005 Birgit works as an SAP Consultant and was responsible for logistics process blueprinting, design and SAP implementations and Roll-outs in more than 30 international SAP projects in various industries. In addition, Birgit has hands-on experience in implementing SAP Cloud solutions.

During the past years, Birgit was focusing on S/4HANA transformation projects – both greenfield and brownfield as well as mixed approaches. She holds a master’s degree in International Economics and is a certified SAP Activate Project Manager as well as a certified SCRUM Master.

Email:birgit.engel[at]lbs.ac.at

Andrea Gaal, MA, PhD

In all of her professional roles in both academia & business Andrea Gaal has always placed a major emphasis on Innovation. Her experience includes International Managing Director roles in DACH, CE & North America with Sony & Sony Ericsson. During her career she also held key roles with British & American High-Tech Start-Ups. In 2008 she received the ‘Business Woman of the Year Award’ by the Austrian Ministry of Innovation & Infrastructure in the field of Technology & Telecom and in 2019 the prestigious ‘Inspiring Fifty’ (Women in DACH) Business Award by Springer Foundation, Munich. Her current research interest is ‘Trust in the Digital Age’ & ‘Profiling in the Big Data Context’, also the focus of a legal tech AI Start-Up. In addition, she serves on the Supervisory Board of RBI, voted ‘Best Bank in CE’ in 2020, driving the Digital Transformation. As of 2021, she is also heading up the newly established Digital Board Committee. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Boards of 42.cx and QuantumTerminal.com, AI Start-Ups. She has also been repeatedly on stage as a speaker and moderator during the Brand Global Summit talking about the future of the financial services industry and during various Game Changer Events talking with prominent members of society about the Future of Work. She holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts (Linguistics & US/British Literature) from Karl-Franzens-University Graz and a PhD in Economics & International Business Management from Pan-European University Bratislava with a focus on data privacy. At Lauder Business School she lectures in the International Management and Leadership Master program and is looking forward to contributing to exciting, inspirational courses in the field of Cross-Cultural Negotiations based upon her wealth of global business experience with corporations, SMEs and start-ups.

:andrea.gaal[at]lbs.ac.at

Mag. Michael Hammer

Michael Hammer holds a Master‘s Degree of the Vienna University of Business Administration specializing in Banking. Currently Michael Hammer is a Director at EY Financial Services Consulting in Austria.
Prior to EY he held top management positions in the Financial Accounting divisions of both Raiffeisen Bank International as well as Erste Group. He is an expert for Corporate Reporting under IFRS.
His vast banking experience covers all products areas like Loans, Securities, Derivatives, Trade Finance, etc. as well as Treasury, Valuation & Risk Management. He is always on the brink of current focus topics such as IBOR-transition, Power Purchase Agreements or Climate Accounting, and a frequent conference speaker and publisher of accounting related articles. Michael is also a member of AFRAC’s working group on Financial Instruments and Derivatives.

Email:michael.hammer[at]lbs.ac.at

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.

EXPERTISE:

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

EDUCATION:

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

LANGUAGES:

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

Selected Publications

Email:armin.kammel[at]lbs.ac.at

Prof. (FH) Ing. Mag. Robert Kotal CFP ®EFA®

Robert Kotal holds a masters degree in International Business Administration from the Vienna University and finished studies in communication electronics. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking occupying various positions at Volksbank and Raiffeisen Group Austria. Currently Robert Kotal is Chief Compliance Officer at Raiffeisen Holding Niederösterreich-Wien. Apart from his teaching activities as lecturer he is engaged as on-site examiner with an European, internationally oriented agency FIBAA for quality assurance and quality development in higher education.

Email:robert.kotal[at]lbs.ac.at

Dr. Christopher Kronenberg

Christopher is Head of the Institute of Competitiveness at LBS and in addition he holds an Endowed Chair for Business Model Design at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and is affiliated faculty of Harvard Business School’s Microeconomic of Competitiveness network. In his research he focuses on the concept of competitiveness from different perspectives – on the one hand from a business perspective and how strategic innovation and business model innovation can improve their competitive position and on the other hand from the perspective of regions, cities and clusters. Topics such as digitalization and sustainability play an important and integrated role when talking about competitiveness in today’s dynamic environments.
Christopher teaches strategic and innovation management, entrepreneurship as well as Microeconomics of Competitiveness.
While working internationally, Christopher could not only gain cross-cultural working experience, but could also strengthen skills such as curiosity and resilience.

Email:christopher.kronenberg[at]lbs.ac.at

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

Email:sandra.pauser[at]lbs.ac.at

Prof. (FH) Dr. Hanno Pöschl, MSc, MBA

Hanno Poeschl gained his PhD in Business Administration and Economics from the University Trier/GER and holds Master degrees in International Finance and Accounting as well as Business Administration (MBA) from the OUBS/UK and is a Certified International Controller. Before joining Lauder Business School/AUT in 2014 he has been Research Professor for Strategic Management and Corporate Finance at Webster University/US since 2008, where he also served as area coordinator for Business administration and Management. In 2014 the professorship was bestowed by Lauder Business School upon him. He served as Director of Studies of the two master programs “International Management and Leadership” and “Banking, Finance and Compliance” at LBS until 2018.

He holds/has held positions as lecturer at prestigious English, American and Austrian Universities, where he teaches/taught Strategic Management, Corporate Finance as well as Accounting and Controlling courses at Bachelor and Master level in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He serves/served as Senator of the faculty senate, member of the Council, member of scientific advisory boards and as standing member in examination boards.

He has also been involved in corporate training at C-level for international companies in various sectors. Before entering his academic career, he accumulated senior management position experience in the private sector, public administration and in politics as Member of Parliament.

Email:hanno.poeschl[at]lbs.ac.at

Dr. András Puskás, CAIA

András has been working in finance for over ten years in both advisory and principal investment roles. He started his career in London at the TMT investment management team of Macquarie, the largest global infrastructure investor worldwide. Currently, he works in the Corporate Finance advisory team of Credit Suisse in Zurich, focusing on M&A transactions across Europe. He has a JD in Law and a Masters in Business and is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Email:andras.puskas[at]lbs.ac.at

Dr. Alexander Rabas, MSc

Alexander Rabas studied Statistics and Economics at the University of Vienna and finished his PhD in the field of Behavioral Economics. Among his research topics are statistics, risk management, game theory and gender models in the labor market. Currently, he is employed as a data scientist at Win2Day Holdings.

Email:alexander.rabas[at]lbs.ac.at

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

Email:christian.reiner[at]lbs.ac.at

Dr. Michael Schönhart, MBA, MSc, CFA, FRM

Michael Schoenhart has an extensive research and teaching background in financial management, artificial intelligence, and agent-based computational economics, as well as many years of professional experience in the quantitative investment industry. He gained experience in investment banking, as a portfolio manager, and founded a data science company. He holds a PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Vienna, an MSc Finance degree from UBC, Canada, and is a FRM and CFA Charterholder.

In 2015 he joined the Supervision Policy, Regulation and Strategy Division of the Austrian Central Bank. His primary responsibilities are quantitative analysis and engineering of tools related to national and EU-wide banking stress tests.

Furthermore, he is the author of two books and several publications in the field of agent-based economic modelling, quantitative investment management, and behavioural finance.

Selected Publications

Mail:michael.schoenhart[at]lbs.ac.at

Gilbert Silvius, PhD, MSc, MBA

Gilbert Silvius is professor of project and programme management at LOI University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and fellow at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. He is considered a leading expert in the field of sustainability in project management and is a frequent and inspirational speaker on project management and sustainability events.

As a practitioner, Gilbert has over 20 years’ experience in organizational change and IT projects and is a member of the international enable2change network of project management experts. He has published several books and numerous studies and articles. Gilbert holds a PhD degree in information sciences from Utrecht University and masters’ degrees in economics and business administration. He is also a certified project manager, scrum master and product owner.

:gilbert.silvius[at]lbs.ac.at

Hon. Prof. (FH) Dr. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi

Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi is a senior consultant and trainer. For a period of around 20 years, she has gained valuable experience in managing and consulting projects, programmes, managing and supporting changes and developing people. She is a lecturer at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and at several other universities. Dagmar got a certification as senior project manager by IPMA (Level B), by PMI (PMP) and PRINCE2 (P2 Practitioner) and has in-depth knowledge of project management standards. She contributed for over 9 years in the development of diverse ISO Standards within the ISO TC 258 on project, programme and portfolio management and in this context took over the role of the Country representative of the Austrian Mirror Committee (ASI) for several years. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi is co-founder and manager of the network enable2change.

 

Selected Publications

Email: dagmar.silvius-zuchi[at]lbs.ac.at

Milosz Tutak, MA MSc

Milosz Tutak studied Finance and Accounting (specialization in Investment Banking) at the Warsaw School of Economics, where he graduated with a Masters degree. After the university, Milosz started his investment banking career in renowned banks in London, having worked at Morgan Stanley (Central Eastern European coverage) and Rothschild (Healthcare Investment Banking) focusing on advisory to top-notch companies on buy/sell and licensing assignments. In 2017 he joined a corporate development team of Borealis AG, where he led various valuation, acquisition, divestment and other strategic projects. Most notably, he was responsible for the carve-out and all the financial aspects of the divestment of the nitrogen fertilizer business (quarter of the company).

Email:milosz.tutak[at]lbs.ac.at

Prof. (FH) Dr. Mag. Christin Vallinkoski, MA

Christin Vallinkoski studied Political Science, Communication Science, and Literature in Austria and England. She holds a master degree with distinction in Communication Science from the University of Vienna and a master degree with distinction in Literary Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at OU/England. She earned her PhD with distinction under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eva Kreisky at the Institute of Political Science with a dissertation about the role of literature between the poles of critical political awareness and state-constitution as well as state-support in authoritarian political systems. She works/worked as an expert advisor and scientific assistant in public administration and several university settings, as a journalist and author. She has published several short stories in anthologies like West-Östliche Diven (DTV) and En Detail (Holzhausen).

Email:christin.vallinkoski[at]lbs.ac.at

Andrew Wood, BSc (Econ), ACA

Andrew is a world-renowned and multiple award-winning Equity Research Analyst, with many years of experience working on Wall Street, in professional accounting and in the Food & Beverage Industry.

Andrew graduated in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and then spent 6 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, earning his ACA (ICAEW Chartered Accountant) qualification. In addition to Auditing in the UK and Spain, Andrew spent extensive time in the PWC National Training Office in London developing and presenting training courses, with a special focus on new graduate recruits.

Andrew then spent 10 years in the Food & Beverage industry in Europe, firstly with PepsiCo, rising to become CFO of Western Europe for Pepsi Cola International, and later at Kraft-Nabisco as CFO of Europe, Middle East & Africa, and CEO of Southern Europe.

Andrew then moved to Wall Street with Bernstein Research, a highly regarded Wall Street research company. Over 19 years, in New York and Singapore, Andrew and his team published over 3,000 research notes, ranging from short results commentary to fundamental industry analysis via the renowned Bernstein “Black Books”. Andrew became world renowned for his research and received numerous prestigious awards from investors, including:

– “Best European Research Analyst” (across all countries and all sectors) at the annual Extel Awards (“The City Oscars”) on 10 occasions between 2005-2015.

– “Best Analyst” award by City AM in 2010, for research on the acquisition of Cadbury PLC by Kraft Inc.

– “Best European Food Analyst” in the Institutional Investor Awards on 15 occasions between 2004-2019.

– “Best European Household & Personal Care Analyst” in the Institutional Investor Awards on 9 occasions between 2009-2019.

– Recognised as the most successful ever European Research Analyst in the 25-year history of Institutional Investor as part of their anniversary awards in 2016.

Andrew retired from Wall Street in 2020 to become a Private Investor and to pursue his passion for teaching.

Email:andrew.wood[at]lbs.ac.at

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