Strategic Finance & Business Analytics*
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), the International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE) 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.
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Dr. Johannes Asel LL.B. (WU), MIM (CEMS)
Johannes Asel works for Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), the central bank of the Republic of Austria, as a Principal Equity Interests and Payments Manager. Previously, he also worked for the European Central Bank (ECB), was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the WHU – the Otto Beisheim School of Management as well as a Research Associate and Lecturer at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He graduated with a summa cum laude from his PhD in Strategic Management and Management Control.
Pavel Babin, MA
Pavel Babin has occupied several positions in banking (retail and client relations) and asset management (financial analysis, valuation and RE management) industries. Currently, he holds a position of Investment Analyst at FAME Investments AG, where his main duty is to provide fundamental analysis of a stock market. Apart from his job responsibilities, Pavel was involved in settlement of several sell-side RE deals including the properties Mariahilferstrasse 47 (1060 Vienna) and The Ambassy (1030 Vienna). He gained his Masters of Arts in International Banking and Finance from the Fachhochschule des BFI Wien.
Prof. (FH) Mag. Dr. Donald Baillie
Donald Baillie completed both his Master’s degree and his Doctorate in Vienna. He is also certified as a Risk Manager (GARP FRM), Analytics Professional (INFORMS CAP), Business Analyst (IIBA CBAP), Project Manager (PMI PMP), as well as a stock and options trader (Vienna Stock Exchange). Dr. Baillie has more than 25 years of experience working internationally in Banking and Finance and is currently Managing Director of BDO Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of the international Tax and Audit company. His activities include projects in the fields of Finance, Risk Management, Analytics and IT. He has taught extensively at various universities in Austria for the past 15 years and was awarded the title of Professor (FH) for his services to academia. His publications have been in the field of banking, corporate finance, derivatives, and behavioral finance.
Dr. Stefan Bauer
Stefan is an innovation enthusiast, education designer, and a passionate researcher. He is a university lecturer at several universities among others Lauder Business School, University of Applied Sciences Vienna and University Reykjavik. His interests include digital innovation, user experience, management of information security, employee experience, business data analysis, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Talent Garden as Innovation School Director, Stefan was driving the digital transformation of traditional banking business by developing a digital banking platform at BAWAG P.S.K. In 2016, he received a doctoral degree in Information Systems from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is a certified Project Manager and was the elected chairman of the student agency of doctoral students. Moreover, he was awarded the ERSTE Bank Prize for Research in CEE 2012. His scientific work has been published in top academic journals, including Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and Computers & Security.
Drs. Aleida Bos
Aleida Bos holds a master degree with distinction in Slavic languages and literature from the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in Polish language and literature. During her studies, she spent an extensive amount of time abroad, receiving several scholarships for the University of Warsaw as well as the University of Vienna. Professionally, Aleida started her career at a renowned international, industrial company in Vienna, working in the field of linguistics and speech recognition. As she loves to acquire new skills and knowledge, she decided to change her career path after a couple of years. She applied for a position in the field of internal auditing, which required working and traveling in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
This position proved to be a decisive cornerstone for her further career, in which she gained comprehensive experience in the fields of Auditing, Credit Management, Finance & Accounting, Risk Management, and Controlling. In 2009 she graduated as a certified Controller from the Austrian Institute of Controlling (Österreichisches Controller Institut). After working for several years as a Senior Controller and Head of Controlling in an Austrian banking institution, she decided to start her own company. In Spring 2016 she founded BOS-Controlling, offering controlling services for start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as interim management and management consultancy for large companies.
She has a track record in introducing and implementing controlling in small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as in revising existing controlling processes and IT-systems in large companies. She strongly propagates the concept and benefits of lean and accurate controlling. In Aleida’s opinion, good controlling serves as a compass – supporting and enabling the Executive Board and management to take the right decisions and follow the best course on the way to sustainable results and financial success.
Dr. Mag. Georg Behm
A graduate of Copenhagen Business School and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Georg Behm started his career in Finance, Performance and Treasury Management at Accenture and Schwabe, Ley & Greiner. At present, he is Managing Director at Vienna-based NEROM & Partner, an M&A and corporate finance advisory, which he co-founded in 2011. Furthermore, he acts as a Generally Sworn and Court Certified Expert in Valuation and Business Planning and teaches finance subjects at several universities of applied sciences.
Prof. (FH) Dr. Pablo Collazzo-Yelpo, MBA
Pablo Collazzo-Yelpo has an extensive academic and professional experience in the sustainable competitiveness and strategic leadership fields. He is currently Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Lauder Business School. A former Rector of Universidad del Pacífico in Ecuador, he was also Chair of the Institute for Responsible Competitiveness at Nyenrode University in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he was Director of Academic Affairs at the European Academy of Business in Society in Brussels, after an international career in investment banking. He serves as board member to profit and non-profit organizations and is Senior Advisor on Sustainable Competitiveness to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
His academic background is in law and economics, with graduate studies at Boston University (MBA) and ESADE (PhD). His teaching, research and consulting are on strategy, sustainability and leadership. He is an Affiliate Faculty and Council Chair of the Competitiveness network at Harvard Business School, holds teaching appointments at Universidad Carlos III (Spain), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and NIDA (Thailand), and is a regular speaker to diverse audiences on the interplay of competitiveness, sustainability and leadership.
Harrison Epstein, MA
Harrison Epstein serves as a private banking financial advisor at Raiffeisenbank in Vienna. His team specializes in advising international clients and offers a full range of financial services including securities investments, loans, financial planning, insurances as well as cash management and treasury services. His clients stem from around the globe and include high net worth individuals in addition to diplomats based in Austria. His team also manages the institutional accounts of a number of the international organizations that reside in Vienna. He obtained his B.A. at Occidental College in Los Angeles and his M.A. at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin with a specialization in economic policy. He is a recognized member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Mag. Dr. Katharina Götsch
Ms. Götsch studied at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna and holds a PhD in Political Science. After internships at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM Vienna), she started working in social research. She participated in several national and international R&D projects including a FP7-EU project with nine European partners. In 2014, she moved on to work at the University of Vienna as Project Coordinator and Postdoc. Since 2014, Ms. Götsch is teaching research methods and introduction courses at the University of Vienna, the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna as well as the Lauder Business School.
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 thirteen 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). Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel currently also serves as the Deputy Chairman of IIFA.
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.
Studies of law, economics and business administration in Graz, Austria; Athens, Greece; Toronto, Canada; Bangkok, Thailand; Linköping, Sweden; London, UK and Thousand Oaks (L.A.), USA
German (native); English (fluent); Greek, French (basic knowledge)
Ing. Mag. Robert Kotal CFP ®EFA®
Robert Kotal holds a masters degree in International Business Administration from the Vienna University and finished studies in communication electronics. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking occupying various positions at Volksbank and Raiffeisen Group Austria. Currently Robert Kotal is Chief Compliance Officer at Raiffeisen Holding Niederösterreich-Wien. Apart from his teaching activities as lecturer he is engaged as on-site examiner with an European, internationally oriented agency FIBAA for quality assurance and quality development in higher education.
Mag.Rer.Nat Sebastian Körber, PGCHP
MMag. Dr. Roman Nedwed
Roman is co-founder and managing partner of Vienna based NEROM & Partner, an M&A and corporate finance advisory boutique. Besides, he acts as Generally Sworn and Court Certified Expert in Valuation and Business Planning and teaches investment banking, finance and valuation at several universities of applied sciences. Roman also refers to professional experience at the Austrian ECA Oesterreichische Kontrollbank, Accenture and Deloitte. He graduated in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and in law from the University of Salzburg.
Dr. Barbara Neiger, MA, MBA
Barbara Neiger has a PhD in Law and an MBA from Vienna Universities, and holds a Masters in Anti-Corruption from the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). She works globally as independent senior lead auditor for several certification bodies and advises organisations on developing, implementing, and maintaining compliance management systems. She is a co-author of ISO 37001:2016 Anti-bribery management systems and the up-coming ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems. As member of the visiting faculty she lectures at IACA in the two master programs (IMACC and MACS) and in tailor made lectures for special interest groups. Prior to her current activities, Barbara worked in executive position of international finance institutions in the Central and Eastern Europe Region (CEE) for more than 20 years. She has published extensively on compliance, including a practical guidebook.
Dipl.-Betriebsw. Andrea Nowak-Mann
After her studies in France (Paris-Dauphine University) and Germany (Duale Hochschule Stuttgart), Andrea Nowak-Mann worked successfully in several audit and advisory services firms in Germany and France for over a decade. At present she is Head of Reporting at the largest Austrian advertising and marketing company, Gewista Werbegesellschaft m.b.H. During her 7 years career in the JCDecaux Group on both the corporate and regional management level, Andrea gained a firm understanding of finance, controlling and treasury matters. She has also in-depth knowledge of corporate social responsibility issues and is a member of the UN Global Compact and UN SDGs expert panel in Austria.
Hon. Prof. (FH) Mag. Dr. Regina Oppitz-Pfannhauser
Regina Oppitz gained her PhD in Commercial Sciences and Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business and studied postgraduate at Miami University, Ohio, USA. She was awarded the Sallinger Award of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce for her master thesis.
She is the Managing Director of Kompetenz & Mehr, a consultancy company specializing in in-house and public training and coaching. She is a lecturer at Danube University Krems and at the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) IMC Krems, UAS Chamber of WKW-Wien, UAS BFI Vienna, UAS Joanneum Graz, UAS Oberösterreich, New Design University, and Lauder Business School, as well as the University of Commerce Hanoi.
Regina began her career as a research and teaching associate at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and has worked in international finance as Senior Portfolio Manager of International Project- and Structured Finance, Head of Capital Markets Bank Austria, CFO at ASFINAG.
Márta Pataki, MSc
Márta Pataki is an entrepreneur, independent trainer and coach. She is co-founder at sefeedback.com, an online feedback platform to support self-development in organizations. She entered the entrepreneurial scene after an international career in the real estate sector. She held various senior management positions at Immofinanz, CBRE, TriGranit, and C&W with a focus on CEE countries. She got fascinated by the human side of the business and is now deeply engaged in finding keys to leadership. Her business is based in Vienna and Budapest. She holds a first class degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc in Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University.
Mag. (FH) Thomas Pichler, Swiss CPA
Since 2018 Thomas Pichler is the head of group accounting and regulatory reporting with HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG, participates in different working groups of the Austrian Financial Reporting and Auditing Committee (AFRAC), publishes on credit risk, international accounting and controlling and is lecturer at several different educational institutions. From 2014 to 2018 he was member of the Austrian Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (AFREP) and accomplished successfully the Swiss Certification of Public Accountancy specialized in financial services focused on the banking industry in 2012. He holds a Magister diploma degree in Controlling & Finance from the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Austria and has gathered over 14 years of experience in the fields of corporate reporting and auditing in different countries, mainly in Austria and Switzerland.
Prof. (FH) Dr. Hanno Pöschl, MSc, MBA
Hanno Poeschl gained his PhD in Business Administration and Economics from the University Trier/GER and holds Master degrees in International Finance and Accounting as well as Business Administration (MBA) from the OUBS/UK and is a Certified International Controller. Before joining Lauder Business School/AUT in 2014 he has been Research Professor for Strategic Management and Corporate Finance at Webster University/US since 2008, where he also served as area coordinator for Business administration and Management. In 2014 the professorship was bestowed by Lauder Business School upon him. He served as Director of Studies of the two master programs “International Management and Leadership” and “Banking, Finance and Compliance” at LBS until 2018.
He holds/has held positions as lecturer at prestigious English, American and Austrian Universities, where he teaches/taught Strategic Management, Corporate Finance as well as Accounting and Controlling courses at Bachelor and Master level in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He serves/served as Senator of the faculty senate, member of the Council, member of scientific advisory boards and as standing member in examination boards.
He has also been involved in corporate training at C-level for international companies in various sectors. Before entering his academic career, he accumulated senior management position experience in the private sector, public administration and in politics as Member of Parliament.
Dr. András Puskás, CAIA
András has been working in finance for over ten years in both advisory and principal investment roles. He started his career in London at the TMT investment management team of Macquarie, the largest global infrastructure investor worldwide. Currently, he works in the Corporate Finance advisory team of Credit Suisse in Zurich, focusing on M&A transactions across Europe. He has a JD in Law and a Masters in Business and is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Dr. Alexander Rabas, MSc
Alexander Rabas studied Statistics and Economics at the University of Vienna and finished his PhD in the field of Behavioral Economics. Among his research topics are statistics, risk management, game theory and gender models in the labor market. Currently, he is employed as a data scientist at Win2Day Holdings.
Dr. Christian Reiner
Christian Reiner studied economic geography, history, and economics at the University of Vienna and the University of Salzburg. He has a doctoral degree in economic geography (University of Salzburg) and experience in basic and applied empirical economic research (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Joanneum Research, Institute for Advanced Studies). Christian Reiner works as a senior scientist at the Lauder Business School and as a lecturer in economics, economic geography, and statistics at the University of Vienna, Modul University Vienna, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW. His fields of interest include regional economics and industrial organization. Mr. Reiner’s research has added insights into the following topics: Structural change, growth policy, innovation, human capital mobility, industrial policy, green growth, and policy evaluation.
Dr. Verena Régent
Verena is Head of the International Office at LBS and Senior Lecturer with a focus on business research methods. Moreover, she is in charge of matters on gender and diversity. Verena has been teaching research methods and EU project management at the Universities of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna and Eisenstadt since 2013, and regularly attends teacher trainings. Before joining the LBS, Verena was working for the Austrian Foreign Ministry in Vienna and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva. Moreover, she gathered experience as research manager at the Max Planck Society in Munich and a small research and consulting agency in Vienna. Her focus was to acquire, lead and manage third party funded research projects (e.g. EU Horizon2020) on topics at the edge between social sciences and new technologies. Nowadays, her research interests embrace all aspects of diversity management in the workplace, particularly ethnic, gender and generational diversity, as well as the “new world of work” (digitalisation in the work place and informal flexible work arrangements). Verena studied Sociology and Socio-Economics at the Universities of Linz and Helsinki. She earned her Doctor’s degree at the JKU Linz in 2011 with a dissertation about the EU migration and asylum regime and its compatibility with Human Rights.
Mag. Thomas Scheiber
Thomas Scheiber is an economist at the Austrian National Bank’s Economic Analysis and Research Department. Before that he worked as an External Lecturer at the University of Innsbruck. He took his Masters in Economics from the University of Innsbruck and studied a postgraduate program in Quantitative Economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS). He has published extensively on such subjects as Euroization, Trust, and Monetary Economics.
MMag. Christian Schindler
Christian Schindler works at Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), the central bank of the Republic of Austria. He is in the Off-Site Supervision Division for Significant Institutions and a member of a Joint Supervisory Team with the ECB. Previously, he was a Financial Institutions Analyst at Fitch Ratings Ltd., VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG. He graduated in International Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and in History at the University of Vienna.
Dr. Michael Schönhart, MBA, MSc, CFA, FRM
Michael Schoenhart has an extensive research and teaching background in financial management, artificial intelligence, and agent-based computational economics, as well as many years of professional experience in the quantitative investment industry. He gained experience in investment banking, as a portfolio manager, and founded a data science company. He holds a PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Vienna, an MSc Finance degree from UBC, Canada, and is a FRM and CFA Charterholder.
In 2015 he joined the Supervision Policy, Regulation and Strategy Division of the Austrian Central Bank. His primary responsibilities are quantitative analysis and engineering of tools related to national and EU-wide banking stress tests.
Furthermore, he is the author of two books and several publications in the field of agent-based economic modelling, quantitative investment management, and behavioural finance.
Mag. Gerald Siegmund
Gerald Siegmund has had a lengthy career in banking. He has been Head of Fixed Income at BAWAG and then Head of Credit Derivatives and Repos Trading at the same institution. After that, he took up a position as Treasurer and Head of Correspondent Banking at Bank Winter and he is now the CEO of FAME Investments. He has also taught extensively, both at the Vienna Stock Exchange and at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. He has his Masters in Law.
Dr. Michael Sigmund
Michael Sigmund is a Senior Analyst in the Financial Stability and Macroprudential Supervision Division in the Central bank of Austria (Österreichische Nationalbank). After studying economics and business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and at the University of Texas in Austin, he was accepted at the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies for a PhD program in Economics. Upon obtaining his PhD in economics, he joined the central bank of Austria in 2008. His special research fields are micro-econometrics, stress testing, the industrial organization of banking, the effects of regulation on banking behavior and the effect of unconventional monetary policy.
Gilbert Silvius, PhD, MSc, MBA
Gilbert Silvius is professor of project and programme management at LOI University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and fellow at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. He is considered a leading expert in the field of sustainability in project management and is a frequent and inspirational speaker on project management and sustainability events.
As a practitioner, Gilbert has over 20 years’ experience in organizational change and IT projects and is a member of the international enable2change network of project management experts. He has published several books and numerous studies and articles. Gilbert holds a PhD degree in information sciences from Utrecht University and masters’ degrees in economics and business administration. He is also a certified project manager, scrum master and product owner.
Hon. Prof. (FH) Dr. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi
Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi is a senior consultant and trainer. For a period of around 20 years, she has gained valuable experience in managing and consulting projects, programmes, managing and supporting changes and developing people. She is a lecturer at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and at several other universities. Dagmar got a certification as senior project manager by IPMA (Level B), by PMI (PMP) and PRINCE2 (P2 Practitioner) and has in-depth knowledge of project management standards. She contributed for over 9 years in the development of diverse ISO Standards within the ISO TC 258 on project, programme and portfolio management and in this context took over the role of the Country representative of the Austrian Mirror Committee (ASI) for several years. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi is co-founder and manager of the network enable2change.
Mag. Ron Slomovits
Ron Slomovits has established Rating Advisory after twelve years of professional experience in the industry; Supporting capital markets participants with tailor-made solutions for credit ratings, especially in optimizing the ratings issued for international entities (regional government and bank ratings); Has gained extensive experience at the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s, in the department for Sovereigns/International Public Finance; His portfolio covered international ratings for Austria and Germany; Prior to that he has gained many years of experience in the field of European banking analysis and stress testing; Holds a Master’s degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Prof. (FH) Dr. Mag. Christin Vallinkoski, MA
Christin Vallinkoski studied Political Science, Communication Science, and Literature in Austria and England. She holds a master degree with distinction in Communication Science from the University of Vienna and a master degree with distinction in Literary Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at OU/England. She earned her PhD with distinction under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eva Kreisky at the Institute of Political Science with a dissertation about the role of literature between the poles of critical political awareness and state-constitution as well as state-support in authoritarian political systems. She works/worked as an expert advisor and scientific assistant in public administration and several university settings, as a journalist and author. She has published several short stories in anthologies like West-Östliche Diven (DTV) and En Detail (Holzhausen).