Partners and donors
On behalf of the ESMT Berlin community, I would like to express my gratitude to all individuals and organizations supporting the school and its work. ESMT owes much of its enviable success to those who believed in our potential and invested in helping us to realize it. As president, it is my daily privilege to see the inspiring work enabled by our supporters. – Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT Berlin
Being able to exchange ideas with leaders at Volkswagen, though their support of academic research and investment in ESMT’s faculty, is a great opportunity that will favor the production of impactful research.
I decided to pursue an MBA to strengthen my skills with fresh knowledge and effective methodologies. I am really grateful for the opportunity of the Global Online MBA program and for the support I have received via the BMW Group Fellowship..
I believe in the importance of investing in education. When I did my MBA it was obvious that ESMT was a special place and I’m proud to see how much the school has achieved since my graduation. I now want to support it in achieving even greater success!
My journey at ESMT started when I was awarded the fellowship, which was an opportunity I am truly grateful to have received. As alumni, I think it is important that we give back and continue to support our school.
What I’m most grateful for is that I wasn’t alone in starting my ESMT journey. When times were tough, I was so grateful for the support and reassurance provided by the student services team. I cannot wait for the coming two years to unfold!
Each individual and organization that has contributed to the ongoing success of ESMT, is named on this page as a mark of our gratitude. If your name is missing, or you would like your name to be removed. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Supporters of our professorships
Deutsche Bank Professorship in Sustainable Finance
Inauguration: September 15, 2022
Chair: Jörg Rocholl President of ESMT 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.
Deutsche Post DHL Professorship in Sustainable Accounting
Inauguration: July 1, 2022
Chair: Per Olsson, Dean of Faculty and Research and the Deutsche Post DHL Group Professor in Sustainable Accounting.
The Deutsche Post DHL Chair 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: May 15, 2017
Chair: Henry Sauermann, Associate Professor of Strategy, ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance (IFEE)
The ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship examines the role of human capital in science, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as crowdfunding and crowd-based business models. Among others, research topics include the role of individuals’ ability, preferences, and structural constraints in shaping founding decisions or decisions to join new ventures as an early employee.
Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society
Inauguration: February 6, 2019
Chair: Gianluca Carnabuci, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society, and Associate Dean of Executive Education
The chair’s 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
Inaguration: February 14, 2023
Chair: Francis de Véricourt Professor, Joachim Faber Chair in Business and Technology, President's Chair, 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, Associate 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.
Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science
Inauguration: June 15, 2016
Chair: Tamer Boyaci, Professor of Management Science, Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science, and Director of Research
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.
Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations
Inauguration: October 10, 2021
Chair: Tatiana Lluent, Associate Professor of Strategy and Volkswagen Group Junior Chair for Diversity in Organizations
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.
Supporters of our centers
Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing (CFRA) supporting partners (until 2021)
- Allianz SE
- Daimler AG
- Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
- KPMG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft AG
- Linde AG
- PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
- Siemens AG
- Stifftungsfonds Deutsche Bank im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V
Supporters of our institutes
Digital Society Institute (DSI) supporting partners
- Allianz SE
- BASF SE
- Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
- Volkswagen AG
Read about the DSI.
Hidden Champions Institute (HCI) supporting partners
- BDI (Federation of German Industries)
- Egon Zehnder
- Knauf Gips KG
- Marquard & Bahls
- The Boston Consulting Group GmbH
Read about the HCI.
Supporters from our network of alumni and friends
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Andra Giovana Chircu
Daniel Martin Cornejo
Rama Krishna Dama
Javier Vallaure de la Paz
Isabella Della Santina
Maria de Lourdes Vázquez-Merchant
Daniela del Valle y Fuentes
Massimo di Tria
Anne Katharina Drope
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Catherine Halford Riera
Tatiana Isabel Iriarte
Melissa Jun Hara
Gagan Deep S. Khurana
Robert Erik Klaassen
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Santiago Martinez Ochoa
Flor Maria Martinez Pineda
Ghim Meng (Jimmy) Low
Philipp Dennis Niederhagen
Kenneth J. Pope
Manuel Jesus Portillo
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Alejandro Salazar Sanchez
Cornelius E. Schulthess
Agustin Gerardo Tenorio Bilbao
Uta and Michael Tobai
Arina van Oost
Camilo Vesga Mahecha
Ziyu Blanca Zhou