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EBS University appoints new Chancellor

23 May 2016 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität

The EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht has appointed Peter Schmidt as its new Chancellor. The experienced legal expert will remain Director of Human Resources and Work with the TUI Deutschland GmbH tourism group until June 30, 2016. In his role as Chancellor from July 1, 2016 onward, he will be in charge of all administration at the University.

The EBS continues to move ahead successfully. Having posted positive capital resources again in December 2015 for the first time in five years, with the appointment of a new Chancellor the University is now achieving a further milestone in its successful Change Campus 2021 program. As Holger Follmann, Managing Director of the EBS, explains: “With our new Chancellor we are sending out an important message - that the EBS is strongly placed for the years ahead.” The post of Chancellor has been vacant since the end of 2014. Follmann stresses: “Our thorough search has paid off. Peter Schmidt will drive the implementation of our new strategy ahead and make a major impact with his wide-ranging experience.”

In the post of Chancellor, Peter Schmidt will be charge of the entire Administration sector. This means that he will be responsible for the budget, for personnel, for real estate and for the legal functions of the EBS University. Before joining EBS, the 50-year-old was Director of Work and a Member of the Managing Board at TUI Deutschland GmbH. Before that, Peter Schmidt worked for the CSC consultancy, where his final position was Director of Work for the German CSC unit and for the “Central Region” encompassing Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Eastern Europe. The Wiesbaden native is looking forward to his new sphere of work: “Things are really happening at the EBS - and in the right direction, too. I’m looking forward to playing my part in the future of the University with its long-standing tradition.” The leading bodies and committees in the EBS University are also looking forward to working with Peter Schmidt. As Dr. Winfried Zimmermann, a member of the Managing Board of the OTTO Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Deputy Chairman of the Foundation for the Promotion of the EBS University für Wirtschaft und Recht, explains: “With Peter Schmidt we are gaining a person of immense experience who will be benefiting us with his broad expertise derived from 15 years in corporate management and executive posts in business and industry.”

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