Council

Chairperson of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Edith Singer

“Act always so as to increase the number of choices.” – Heinz von Foerster

 

After completing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Klagenfurt (‘Surviving in the Post-Industrial Society: An Empirical Study on Self-Steered Life and Career Designing), Edith Singer became a Chartered Career Consultant and, in 2004, she took her Executive Coaching Masterclass. She teaches courses in Personal Development and also Psychology at various Universities of Applied Sciences. Additionally, she is Owner of Life and Career Design and a Consultant at Singer Business Consulting. As of 2017, she is the Head of Human Resources at the largest Austrian advertising and marketing company, Gewista Werbegesellschaft m.b.H.

 

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Vice-Chairperson of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Dina Margules-Rappaport

With considerable experience in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, Dina Margules-Rappaport teaches various related courses at LBS and is also Vice-President of the LBS Council. Dina holds a degree in Commercial Sciences from the Wirtschaftsuniversität, Vienna, and has taken many courses relating to Project Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. She was a HR Manager at emarsys – emarketing systems as well as a partner at Personalentwicklungsfirma ITO. She leads regular coaching and mentoring sessions and is the CEO and HR Manager of a private school.

Director of Studies International Business Administration, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Julius Dem, Mba

Julius Dem is the Director of Studies for the IBA Program at LBS. He has extensive experience in many different leadership positions, including having been the project manager for the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna and having co-founded W&D Consulting Ltd. Specializing in Project Management, he has been teaching at LBS since 2008 and has developed training for and trained at many other organizations in Austria such as Post AG, Spar, and Siemens. He received his MBA from Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv, and is a certified court translator and interpreter for Hebrew.

Email:julius.dem@lbs.ac.at

Director of Studies: International Management & Leadership and Strategic Finance & Business Analytics*, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Tamás Csermely, MSc

Tamás Csermely is the Director of Studies of the two Master programs at Lauder Business School. He used to work as the Head of Procurement at Quantoras, an Austrian technology-based consulting company, where he was responsible for managing the purchasing team, leading dozens of large-scale supply chain projects and also for the company’s strategic direction. He made a name for himself on saving 14.2% on average in several branches (base chemicals, metals, automotive, textile, pharmaceutical, foundry, construction, etc.) for the company’s clients – which in several cases were world market leaders in their segments. He also worked in the Emerging Markets/Quantitative Research/Asset Allocation division of Raiffeisen Bank International and as a research and teaching associate at the WU Vienna during his early career.

He holds a Ph.D. in operations management and logistics (University of Vienna), an M.Sc. in management and consulting (University of Pécs) and a Professorial bestowal (Lauder Business School). In addition, he attended Indiana University Bloomington for one year. He has published several articles in scientific and professional journals and his research on managerial decisions in operations- and economics-related settings has also been featured in Die Presse. He is an affiliate of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network of the Harvard Business School and he has participated in several renowned conferences and held talks at the Universities of Oxford, Toronto, Cornell, and Shanghai. He also serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO) and the Journal of Business Economics (JBE). He proved his stress resistance by answering 10 questions correctly in the “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” TV show.

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Reinhard Edlmair

Reinhard Edlmair holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU Wien (1997), where he specialised in Transport Economics & Logistics.  He spent a research semester at Northwestern University (NWU) in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Nebraska Wesleyan University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, conducting research on transportation logistics. Previously he studied at Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and earlier spent a year as an intercultural exchange student in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.
Reinhard Edlmair has been teaching at Lauder Business School since 2007, where he became Professor (FH) in 2010 and holds the chair of Business Administration.  He is the author of various studies and economic evaluations in the areas of Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Tourism. He is a Lecturer for Logistics at the University of Applied Sciences, IMC Krems and has held research posts at WU Wien, Donauuniversität Krems, Industriewissenschaftliches Institut (IWI), FH bfi Wien, FH Oberösterreich and with Krems Research.
He speaks German, English, Spanish and some French.

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Armin J. Kammel, LL.M. (London), MBA (CLU) Ehrenprofessor (Donau-Universität Krems)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Armin J. Kammel is an interdisciplinary lawyer specialized in (international) banking law, securities regulation and business law. He holds degrees in both law and business administration from prestigious universities in his native Austria and abroad.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel has more than ten years of experience in the financial services industry working as Head of Legal & International Affairs with the Austrian Association of Investment Fund Management Companies (VÖIG) and serving on the Board of Directors of both the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

Dr. Kammel is Professor (FH) of Banking Law and Securities Regulation at Lauder Business School (LBS), Vienna, Austria. Moreover, he has been Ehrenprofessor (Honorary Professor) and Faculty Member as well as Program Coordinator (LL.M./MLS in International Banking Law and Capital Markets) at Danube University Krems (DUK), Austria. In addition to this, Dr. Kammel has also been lecturer with numerous prestigious institutions in the U.S., the UK, Austria, Switzerland, Ukraine or Thailand.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new Research Perspectives series on “International Banking and Securities Law” with BRILL Publishing in Boston, MA and Co-Editor of the most traditional commentary on “BWG and CRR” (Austrian Banking Act and CRR) as well as an innovative book series on “Vertragsrecht and Vertragsgestaltung” (contract law and contract design) in Austria.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel’s research interests are primarily in the areas of (international) banking law, securities regulation, financial law, corporate law and business law. Moreover, the economic analysis of the law and economic theory are also included in his research activities.

Member of the Council

Dr. Konrad Koloseus, LL.M.

Konrad Koloseus is a partner of a law firm in Vienna and practicing law at the Vienna Bar. He is a member of the examining board of the Vienna Bar Exam, and member of the Penal Senate of the Austrian Football League. He is a member of the Vienna Bar Association, Austrian Lawyers’ Association (Österreichischer Juristentag), Austrian-British Society and Austrian Society of Comparative Law. Konrad gained his doctorate from the University of Vienna having previously taken the LL.M. at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and a Mag. iur. at the University of Vienna. Konrad Koloseus has previously been assistant at the Institute for EC- and International Private Law (Austrian Academy of Science), and at the Institute for Comparative Law (University of Vienna).

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Christian Mehlich

As owner of his own consulting firm, Christian Mehlich has extensive professional experience in the area of Finance, Strategic Management and Leadership. This includes having been Managing Director at HSO Motors Europe and having lectured on ‘International Trade Finance’ at the International Business School, University of Applied Sciences, Bonn. He holds a Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma and a Diploma from the Business Administration Academy (Freiburg). He has numerous professional memberships including one of the committee of ‘Financial Services & Insurance at ICC – International Chamber of Commerce’ and of the Supervisory Board, HSO Motors Europe.

Member of the Council

Dr. Verena Régent

Verena Régent studied Sociology and Socio-Economics at the Universities of Linz and Helsinki.  She earned her Doctor’s degree at the JKU Linz with a dissertation about the EU migration and asylum regime and its compatibility with Human Rights. Until 2009, Verena worked as Young Professional at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva and in the Austrian Foreign Ministry. As of 2010, she has been working as a research manager and researcher at the Max Planck Society in Munich and a small research-oriented Viennese enterprise.  Before joining LBS, Verena was working for a consulting company supporting research institutions in acquiring project funding (in particular Horizon2020). Moreover, she has been teaching research methods and project management at the Universities of Applied Sciences Vienna and Eisenstadt since 2013.

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) David Warren, Ma

After studying History at Cambridge University, David Warren embarked on a career teaching English as Foreign Language. He has taught extensively at Universities in Austria and also in Rome. As well as specializing in Academic Writing, Business English and Intercultural Management he coordinates the Language Department at LBS. He actively researches the subject of English as a Lingua Franca as well as pursuing journalistic and literary interests.

Member of the Council

Mag. Ulrike Zehetmayer

Ulrike Zehetmayr is intimate with the teaching of German in many different contexts. She has taught at University of Applied Sciences (Vienna), Language schools (Berlitz) and at Embassies and, moreover, she is a translator in the fields of Engineering, Economics and Medicine. She has studied at Vienna (Master thesis on ‘The United States ands National Socialism’) and at Berkeley (courses in Journalism and Philosophy). In addition she has undertaken training in the teaching of German as a Foreign Language (Verband Wiener Volksbildung) and translation between English and Spanish (Department of Translation Studies, Barcelona). She holds the examiner license for the ‘Österreichisches Sprachendiplom Deutsch’ (OSD)

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Joachim Zimmel

After completing a degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Joachim Zimmel has enjoyed a wide-ranging and rewarding career. In 2002 he was appointed CFO of Division Raw Materials AG, in 2009 he founded Zimmel Beteiligungs and Consulting GmbH and also became a Managing Partner and CFO of the ACCEDO Group and, from 2012 up until 2015 he has been CFO of Goldenboat Holding AG, Switzerland. Since 2016 he has taken over the position as COO at Goldenboat Holding, one of the world market leaders in barite industries, responsible for the operational processing business as well as new business development. After returning back to Austria in 2017 he has taken over the position as Director Accounting, Controlling and Financial procedures of Brantner Group, one of the leading companies in environmental services in Central Europe. He teaches Project Finance at LBS.

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