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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

Academic excellence through funded chairs

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.

  • Deutsche Bank Professor in Sustainable Finance

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    Inauguration: September 15, 2022

    Professor:  Jörg Rocholl, President and Deutsche Bank Professor in Sustainable Finance

    The Deutsche Bank Professorship in Sustainable Finance is the first chaired professorship within the FUTURE Institute for Sustainable Transformation. It underpins the commitment of ESMT Berlin to promote economic growth while reducing pressure on the natural environment and taking Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into consideration. This professorship will examine incentives and risk-sharing options, providing important insights into future policy frameworks.

  • DHL Group Professor in Sustainable Accounting

     

    Inauguration:  October 12, 2022

    Professor:  Per Olsson, DHL Group Professor in Sustainable Accounting

    The DHL Group Professorship supports teaching, research, and publication focused on the design, analysis, application of statistical models, and methods for managerial decision-making. This encompasses topics such as revenue management, analytics, and competition in the era of the data-based economy.

  • Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development

      

     

    Inauguration: May, 2011

    Chair: Matthew S. Bothner, Professor of Strategy and Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development

    As a founding partner, the Deutsche Telekom AG and ESMT Berlin have extensively collaborated to produce quality scientific research and practical knowledge transfer. The Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development addresses the measurement and consequences of status, social networks, and organizational design, with research and teaching that centers on agile leadership, ambidexterity, innovation, and the Matthew Effect. 

  • ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship

    Inauguration:  June 1, 2021

    Chair: Henry Sauermann, Professor of Strategy, ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance (IFEE)

    The chair aims to develop relevant scientific knowledge to help leaders act competently and responsibly. With emphasis on corporate responsibility, the chair’s research and teaching focuses on role of trust-based networks and leadership.

  • Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society

    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 aims to develop relevant scientific knowledge to help leaders act competently and responsibly. With emphasis on corporate responsibility, the chair’s research and teaching focuses on role of trust-based networks and leadership.

  • Joachim Faber Chair in Business and Technology

    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 chair focuses on the innovations and startups based on cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence, new materials, and biotechnology. The goal of the chair is to gain and apply scientific knowledge to solve challenges in the field of business and society through the transfer and scaled application of the latest technologies. 

  • Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation

      

    Inauguration:  May 16, 2018

    Chair: Linus Dahlander, Professor of Strategy and Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation

    The Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation focuses on areas such as network dynamics, communities, and open and distributed innovation. Key and reoccurring themes of publications, teaching, and presentations include corporate management, entrepreneurship, and innovation for organizations.

  • MCC Professor in Strategy



    Professor:  Zoltán Antal-Mokos, MCC Professor in Strategy and Director, Strategic Partnerships

  • Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science

    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 and Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science

    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.

  • Team Global Professorship for Disruptive Innovation

    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

    Professor: N. N.

  • Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations

    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.

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    Inauguration: July 1, 2021

    Chair holder 2021-2023: Prof. Tatiana Lluent

    The Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations 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.

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