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Dr. Norbert Sack joins ESMT Berlin as Dean of Executive Education

Dr. Norbert Sack has been appointed dean of executive education at ESMT Berlin. Previously a partner at the international professional services firm Egon Zehnder, he joined ESMT on January 1, 2018.

Norbert Sack succeeds Prof. Olaf Plötner and Christoph Burger, who led ESMT executive education into the global top 10. He will be joined by ESMT Prof. Konstantin Korotov, who has been promoted to full professor and named associate dean of executive education.

Educated as a physicist, Norbert Sack holds a PhD in applied physics from the University of Virginia. During his 16-year tenure at Egon Zehnder, he led projects in executive search, management appraisal, and leadership development, as well as its global research organization. He also served as global leader of the company’s academia segment, serving universities, research labs, and governmental institutions. He began his career in academic research as a postdoc at the Laboratory for Surface Modifications at Rutgers University (USA). Later he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Berlin and Washington, D.C.

“Norbert Sack successfully links theory and practice,” said ESMT president Prof. Jörg Rocholl. “With his outstanding international experience with both corporate and academic institutions, he is well-equipped to lead the continued growth of executive education at ESMT.”


About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, an executive MBA/MPA, a master's in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership, innovation, and analytics. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. It is based in Berlin, Germany, with a branch office in Shanghai, China. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.