Inauguration: September 15, 2022
Professor: Jörg Rocholl, President and Deutsche Bank Professor in Sustainable Finance
Our productive environment supports the academic faculty in their focus on rigorous and original research aimed at top academic publications. Our managerial faculty further enriches the school with strong business experience combined with academic credentials. Industry backing provides opportunities to generate ideas with substantial practical impact, that also feed insights into creative teaching approaches.
Faculty chairs represent the research agenda of a faculty member. If you would be interested in funding a chair, please see the "support link" further down on this page.
The Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society is the first privately funded chair at ESMT. Manfred Gentz was a member of the Board of Management at Daimler until 2004 and played a central role in the founding of ESMT. With the financing of this chair, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz support research contributing to a value-based framework for decision-making.
Inauguration: February 6, 2019
Chair: Gianluca Carnabuci, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society, and Director of Research
The chair’s mission is to develop relevant scientific knowledge to help leaders act competently and responsibly in the face of an increasingly knowledge-based, interconnected, and innovation-driven society. At the center of the Chair’s research and teaching is the role of trust-based networks as conduits of individual and organizational effectiveness.
Inauguration: February 14, 2023
Chair: Francis de Véricourt, Professor, Joachim Faber Chair in Business and Technology, Academic Director of the Institute for Deep Tech Innovation (DEEP), and Director of the Center for Decisions, Models and Data (DMD-Center)
The Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science honors the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ESMT Foundation.
Inauguration: June 15, 2016
Chair: Tamer Boyaci, Professor of Management Science, Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science, and Dean of Faculty and Research
Mr. Diekmann was the chairman of the ESMT Foundation from 2007 to 2015, during which time he was also the CEO at Allianz SE. It was a period of rapid and continuous growth for ESMT with some important milestones being international accreditations and the right to grant PhDs.
The Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science aims to consolidate the interconnectedness of sustainability and profitability. It focuses on the development and application of concepts to solve managerial issues. With interdisciplinary approaches, the chair supports companies in making sustainable decisions.
Current status: Applications of candidates are being received. For full advertisement with description of requirements, please visit https://esmt.berlin/faculty-research/faculty/faculty-research-positions
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The research of this chair will center on social and organizational processes and examine how career advancement, compensation, and entrepreneurial activities differ across genders. Furthermore, the chair will explore mechanisms that create opportunities to reduce and overcome inequalities and highlight the benefits of diverse leadership teams. Lastly, the chair will serve as a platform for exchange between leaders of diverse cultural backgrounds in middle and senior management.
Inauguration: July 1, 2021
Chair: Tatiana Lluent, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations