President Günther H. Oettinger
Günther H. Oettinger has been President of EBS University since 2021. Previously, from 2017, the lawyer and economist was EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources. From 2014 to 2016, he held the position of EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, after serving as EU Commissioner for Energy from 2010 to 2014, most recently also as Vice-President of the European Commission. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Oettinger was Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg and a member of the State Parliament since 1984.
Rector Professor Dr Martin Böhm
Prof. Dr Martin Böhm is the Rector of EBS University, where he also serves as a Professor of Marketing. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on issues of pricing and customer loyalty. Professor Böhm received his doctorate from Goethe University Frankfurt. He had earlier graduated from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship with a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and from Reutlingen University with a Bachelor in International Business. Before joining EBS University in 2021, Professor Böhm had served on the faculty of IE Business School in Madrid and Segovia, where he received several awards for his teaching across degree and executive education programs. While at IE Business School, he served in various leadership roles such as the Dean, the Dean of Programs, the Associate Dean of the Master in Management, and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
Professor Böhm currently serves or served on several international boards, including the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the Industry Advisory Board of the EMBA Council, or the EQUIS Accreditation Board of EFMD.
Professor Böhm’s ambitions are high. Here’s what he has to say about his collaboration with EBS: “Building on its strong legacy, I am truly excited to shape the future of EBS Universität to becoming a European champion.”
Managing Director Dr Dorothée Hofer
Dr Dorothée Hofer holds a doctorate in law and is the Managing Director of EBS University. She draws on her expertise in change management and organisational development to successfully position EBS University for the social and economic challenges it faces and, together with the university management, to drive forward the process of strategic development that has already begun. Dr Dorothée Hofer studied law at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, at Nottingham Trent University (GB) and Universität zu Köln. There she was awarded her doctorate in criminal procedural law. In the following years, she worked for Voith, supported a BGH lawyer and worked for the Crafts Council in Mannheim. In 2011, she moved to the SRH University in Heidelberg as Head of Human Resources, where she could drive considerable growth and the conversion of the academic model to the CORE principle as Head of Administration and authorised signatory.
“I appreciate working with the members of EBS University, in Wiesbaden, in Oestrich-Winkel and all over the world! Rarely have I experienced such ambitious and passionate employees, students and alumni as here”, says Dr Dorothée Hofer.
EBS University Organization
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The main shareholders of the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht are SRH Higher Education GmbH and the alumni association EBS Alumni e.V.
SRH Higher Education
The non-profit organisation SRH Higher Education GmbH is the principal shareholder of the EBS Universität. Since July 2016, the EBS Universität has been part of the non-profit foundation SRH, a leading education and health services provider, with headquarters in Heídelberg. The common purpose is to strengthen EBS Universität as an excellent educational institution and to further its strategic development, building on a foundation of independent research and teaching. SRH Higher Education GmbH is a leading private sponsor with a total of ten universities:
- SRH Hochschule Berlin
- design akademie Berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design
- SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)
- SRH Hochschule Heidelberg
- SRH Fernhochschule - The Mobile University
- SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit Gera
- SRH Hochschule für Logistik und Wirtschaft Hamm
- SRH Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Medien Calw
- Universidad Paraguayo Alemana
The academic programme includes over 100-degree courses. The universities are united in imparting academic competence, educational excellence, social skills, and values. The SRH Higher Education GmbH aims to provide future-oriented degree courses for young people, achieving state-recognised diplomas and offering them outstanding career opportunities. With research and continuing academic education, SRH contributes to the promotion of education and innovation in the economy and society.
EBS Alumni e.V.
The alumni association has been a shareholder of the EBS University since June 2015. This independent association has over 3,400 members in more than 30 countries and is one of the most successful alumni networks in Europe. The association’s objective is to strengthen cooperation among former EBS students and offer a platform for exchange. In addition, the association also supports students financially within the framework of their study foundation. Furthermore, the association also supports student projects, organises internships and arranges information events. The association is actively involved in the ongoing strategic development of EBS Universität and lends support as a sparring partner.
The University Council supports the university in developing its goals and strategies through consultation and evaluation. It advises the Senate and the university management on the orientation and development of the university in national and international research, teaching, and social and technological development in Germany and worldwide and on the related strategic university planning within the framework of the decision-making responsibilities assigned to it under the basic regulations. Through its accompanying assessment, taking into account comparable national and international competitors, the University Council also contributes to the further development and quality assurance of research and teaching at the university.
- Dr h.c. Jörg-Uwe Hahn (Chairman; Member of the Landtag (Member of the Hessian State Parliament, Former Minister of State)
- Professor Dr Andreas Altmann (Rector of MCI Management Center Innsbruck)
- Stephen Brenninkmeijer (Social Investor Founder of Willow Investments UK)
- Professor Dr Christof Hettich (CEO SRH)
- Valerie Holsboer (Lawyer)
- Jan-Henrik Lafrentz (Chief Financial Officer at Bentley Motors Ltd.)
- Prof. Dr Roland Mattmüller (Professor of Strategic Marketing at EBS University)
- Hans Werner Reinhard (Chairman of the Advisory Board at Alfred Giesser Messerfabrik GmbH)
The Ethics Committee has the task of reviewing the ethical aspects of planned social science research projects at EBS University. The Ethics Committee advises the researching members of EBS University on questions of research ethics by stating if necessary. The ethical responsibility of the responsible researcher remains unaffected. The Ethics Committee and its members are independent in performing their duties and are not bound by instructions. Their conscience only binds them.
- Prof. Dr Myriam Bechtoldt (Chairwoman)
- Prof. Dr Richard Raatzsch (Vice-Chairman)
- Prof. Dr Franziska Krause
- Prof. Dr Laura Turini
- Prof. Dr Christoph Wolf
Diversity and inclusion are essential parts of the core values of EBS University. Our Diversity Officer is responsible for various functions to ensure that we keep to our high standards.
- Participates in the selection committee for the recruitment of professors to ensure Diversity, inclusion and lack of bias in the recruiting process.
- Is the primary contact for students and employees in cases of diversity-based disputes and accusations of discrimination against the organisation or other students and employees.
- Supports HR and the student recruitment team to help create a brand that appeals to diverse applicants and removes bias.
- Reviews the policies and procedures of EBS University to ensure that they are inclusive.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions regarding the above.
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