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Markus Ogorek
Prof. Dr. iur. Markus Ogorek, LLM (Berkeley)

President EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

Holder of the Chair in Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public and Private Business Law

Prof. Dr Markus Ogorek has been President of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht since 2016. He manages strategic development, represents the university externally and is the Senior Advisor to the faculty and academic personnel.

As Dean of EBS Law School, Markus Ogorek had previously played a key role in the development of the Law Studies programme of EBS Law School, which is characterised, among other things, by its focus on business law, its high degree of internationality and excellent exam results.

Markus Ogorek has held the Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public and Private Business Law at EBS Law School since April 2013. He was also temporarily Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of Nanjing University, China. Before his habilitation at the University of Cologne under Prof. Dr Dr. h.c. Stefan Muckel, he completed an LL.M. degree at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

His activities extend to constitutional law and administrative law. One focus of his research is on the law of danger prevention; besides, he researches in the fields of municipal law and building law. His academic work also includes religious law and social law.

Dean EBS Business School

Christian Landau
Prof. Dr. Christian Landau

Dean EBS Business School

Professor of Strategic Management

Academic Director Master in Management

Christian Landau is the Dean of the EBS Business School since 1 February 2019. Prior to this, he has served as Vice-Dean Education starting from summer 2017. Since 2016 Christian Landau has been Professor of Strategic Management and member of the Management Group. In 2015 and 2016 Christian Landau was Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Research Group. Before being appointed to the EBS Business School in 2010 as Assistant Professor of Competitive Strategy, Christian Landau worked as a research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin and the Institute of Corporate Planning since 2005. In 2010, he completed his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with his dissertation on value creation contributions of corporate headquarters and financial investors. Christian Landau studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Berlin, as well as Business Administration at Salisbury University and completed a General Studies degree at the Leibniz College in Tübingen.

Christian Landau’s research focuses on core issues of strategic management and related questions of innovation and technology management. In particular, he is interested in the dynamic capabilities of companies, business models, strategic and disruptive innovation, ecosystems, open innovation and crowdsourcing, and geographical aspects of strategy and innovation. His work has been published in international journals such as the Global Strategy Journal, Long Range Planning and R&D Management. Christian Landau serves as a reviewer for international conferences and journals, such as the Journal of Management.

At EBS Business School Christian Landau teaches courses in strategic management and management consultancy in various Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes. He also regularly teaches strategic management in the MBA programme at Tongji University in Shanghai. Christian Landau is also intensively involved in the design and implementation of executive education programmes.

Dean EBS Law School

Emanuel V. Towfigh
Prof. Dr. iur. Emanuel V. Towfigh

Dean EBS Law School

Holder of the Chair of Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Law & Economics

Vice Academic Director of the EBS Law Term

Professor Dr. Emanuel V. Towfigh holds the chair in Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Law & Economics at EBS Law School and is Professor for Law & Economics at the Department for Management & Economics at EBS Business School. Since 1 March 2018, he is also the Dean of EBS Law School.

Towfigh studied Law and Economics in Münster and in Nanjing. After his graduation, he obtained a doctoral degree (Dr. iur.) in 2005 at the University of Münster, with a thesis on the “The legal constitution of religious communities – A study by the example of the Bahais“. Following his legal clerkship from 2005 to 2007, he was admitted to the bar. In 2007 he became a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. While working for Max Planck, he did research and taught at two American top-10 Law Schools: 2011/12 he spent a year as Global Fellow and Hauser Research Scholar at New York University, and in 2012/13 he served as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.

In 2014, Towfigh completed his formal qualification as a professor in law (Habilitation) at the University of Münster with the book “The Paradox of the Parties. A Contribution to Defining the Relationship Between Democracy and Political Parties“; he was awarded the venia legendi in Public Law and Legal Theory. In 2014/15 he served as a Visiting Professor at the universities of Göttingen and Muenster, as well as at Humboldt University Berlin.