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Council

Head of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Konrad Koloseus, LL.M.

Konrad Koloseus is an Austrian advocate, partner of a law firm in Vienna and practicing law at the Vienna Bar since 2004.

He is member of the examining board for the Vienna Bar Exam, member of the Penal Senate of the Austrian Football League and teaches Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.

He is member of the Vienna Bar Association, Austrian Lawyers’ Association (Österreichischer Juristentag), Austrian-British Society and of the Austrian Society for Comparative Law.

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.

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 – Kelley School of Business 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), Applied Economics Letters (AEL), the Journal of Risk 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. 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.

 

Selected Publications

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, LL.M. (London), MBA (CLU) is an interdisciplinary lawyer, scholar and experienced executive specialized in banking law, securities regulation, business law and financial markets. 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 fifteen years of experience as executive 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). Moreover, Dr. Kammel has been sworn in as court-certified expert (Allgemein beeideter und gerichtich zertifizierter Sachverständiger) in the areas of credit, banks and exchanges in November 2019 and also serves in the Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee (IPISC).

Dr. Kammel is Professor (FH) of Banking Law and Securities Regulation at Lauder Business School (LBS), Vienna, Austria and 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. Moreover, Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel also holds an Adjunct Professorship at California Lutheran University (CLU) in the U.S.  In addition to this, Dr. Kammel has been a visiting professor / lecturer with numerous prestigious institutions in the U.S., the UK, Austria, Israel, Switzerland, Ukraine or Thailand.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kammel is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary Research Perspectives series on “International Banking and Securities Law” with BRILL Publishing, Co-Editor of the traditional commentary on “BWG und CRR” (Austrian Banking Act and CRR) with Manz Publishing as well as Co-Editor of innovative book series on “Vertragsrecht and Vertragsgestaltung” (contract law and contract design) in Austria. Dr. Kammel is a well-published international author of more than 100 publications.

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

EXPERTISE:

Banking Law; (transatlantic) Securities Regulation; Financial Law; Business Law; Financial Markets; Economic Analysis of the Law; Economics

EDUCATION:

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

LANGUAGES:

German (native); English (fluent); Greek, French (basic knowledge)

Selected Publications

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Karl Knezourek, MBA

Karl Knezourek holds a PhD in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna, as well as a Master’s degree in Commercial Science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has also taken his MBA at the University of Technology, Sydney. Having worked with numerous organizations including Austrian Airlines and the Bank für Arbeit and Wirstchaft, he is a specialist in Financial and Capital Markets as well as Financial Planning and Risk Management.

Member of the Council

Mag. Ingrid Mock

Now, Ingrid Mock is a lecturer of German at various University of Applied Sciences in Vienna. Previously, she has led an Integration course and a literacy course at the Volkshochschule, Korneuburg, taught at the primary school level in Vienna, and, also, at the Goethe Institut in Guatemala City. She took her Masters in Educational Science and Orthopedagogy and Special Education at the University of Vienna and, before that, she studied Teacher Training (University of Vienna) and post-graduate studies in Inclusive Pedagogy and, also, Montessori methodology.

Member of the Council

Dr. Sandra Pauser, MA

Sandra Pauser holds a doctoral degree in Management from the University of Vienna. She is employed at the faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics at the chair of Marketing. Pursuing her profound interests in Marketing and Sales Management, Ms. Pauser wrote her doctoral dissertation in the area of personal selling and published various academic research papers in renowned journals. Besides her teaching activity at the University of Vienna and at Lauder Business School, she is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt, Wiener Neustadt, and the Seeburg Castle University.

Selected Publications

Senior Researcher, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) 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.

 

Publications and Presentations

 

LBS Research

Member of the Council

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.

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.

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