As chancellor, Peter Schmidt is responsible for the entire administration of the University, including the Academic Services, Finance, IT, Personnel, Legal Services and Real Estate departments.
After graduating in law from the Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz and completing the subsequent legal clerkship at the State Court in Wiesbaden, Peter Schmidt began his career at the consultancy Ploenzke GmbH and was appointed Head of HR Administration, Payroll and Labour Law in 1995. Following that he worked for CSC Ploenzke AG as Director of Labour Relations for the German CSC office and well as for the “Central Region” Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Eastern Europe. An experienced lawyer, he held the position of Managing Director Personnel and Law as well as Director of Labour Relations at the tour company TUI Deutschland GmbH, until June 2016.
Dr. Thorsten Bagschik has been Managing Director of the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht since September 2016.
After his degree in business management (Dipl.-Kfm.) in Germany and business administration in the USA (MBA), he gained a doctorate in the field of new institutional economics at the Technical University of Mining and Technology in Freiberg. Following positions as a strategy consultant, chief development officer in an IT company and member of the management board of an automotive supplier, Dr Bagschik was appointed professor of business administration at the SRH University Heidelberg.
Subsequently, he was the managing director of Laureate Germany and inter alia president of the BITS University in Iserlohn, managing director of the BTK Kunsthochschule (Academy of Arts) in Berlin and Hamburg as well as professor of international management.