University Executive Board
Management as a Team
President | CEO | Professor Rolf Wolff
In October 2013 Professor Rolf Wolff stepped into office as President and Managing Director of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht. In this role the highly regarded university manager is responsible for both the academic and operational management of the University.
Born in 1953, Wolff, an economist and sociologist, gained his doctorate in Wuppertal in 1981 and in 1984 became Associate Professor at the renowned Stockholm School of Economics. Professor Wolff draws on a wealth of expertise in managing and providing consulting advice to institutions of higher education. For instance, he headed institutes in Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Flensburg before becoming President of the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg from 2000 to 2010. Under his direction the School emerged from a difficult economic situation to position itself as one of the most successful university schools in its field in Scandinavia and now enjoys a solid financial basis. Wolff's most recent position was President of the Stockholm School of Economics.
Professor Wolff's academic work focuses on strategy development, environmental management, social responsibility, innovation and entrepreneurship. The 60-year old has undertaken research in these fields and provided consulting advice to numerous companies. At the end of the 1980s he founded, financed and headed the Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI), one of the leading management research institutes in Scandinavia.
Vice President | Dean EBS Law School and Managing Director Professor Dr Dr Gerrick Frhr. v. Hoyningen-Huene
In September 2009, Prof Dr Dr Gerrick Frhr. v. Hoyningen-Huene assumed responsibility as Dean of the new EBS Law School. In this capacity he is not only responsible for setting up the Law School, but also for curriculum design and faculty appointments.
As Dean, the highly regarded employment law expert aims to establish EBS Law School not only as the youngest but also the most modern and innovative law faculty in Germany that will set new benchmarks in German legal education.
Vice President | Dean Business School Professor Dr. Richard Raatzsch
As Dean, Professor Dr. Richard Raatzsch is responsible for the academic administration of EBS Business School since June 2013. His responsibilities involve managing academia that consists of 80 professors, 250 doctoral students, 200 corporate partners and more than 200 business school partners worldwide, as well as further expanding and strengthening EBS business studies faculty.
As Professor of Practical Philosophy at EBS Universität since 2008, Raatzsch is co-responsible for the Studium Universale, a course designed to integrate philosophical and ethical issues into business, management and legal education at EBS, with the aim of fostering an interdisciplinary perspective and self-development.
In his lectures students learn the important principles for responsibly shaping their personal and professional future. Professor Raatzsch publishes on, among others, ethical topics such as sustainability and the "Honourable Businessman".
Chancellor | CFO Georg Nikolaus Garlichs
In December 2010, Georg Nikolaus Garlichs became a member of EBS Management Board and assumed responsibility as Chancellor/CFO and for finance and accounting, financial control, facilities/buildings, HR and legal affairs.
Garlichs has several years of experience as managing director/CFO in medium-sized companies and more than 10 years experience as financial director /head of financial control in group companies.
After studying business and economics in Passau, Georg Nikolaus Garlichs studied international business and management in Berlin, Oxford and Paris graduating with a Diploma in Business Studies, a Diplôme de L'École Européenne des Affaires and a European Master of Management.