Meet the faculty
Ulf Schäfer (Program director)
Program Director, ESMT
Ulf Schäfer is a program director at ESMT. He studied Philosophy, Mathematics, and Logic and Theory of Science in Bonn, Knoxville, and Berkeley, as well as Business Administration in Rotterdam and London (Canada). Ulf was a lecturer of Philosophy at Bonn University, a strategy consultant with A.T. Kearney, a co-founder of the Launch Group, a manager at DaimlerChrysler, and the director and head of Strategy Consulting at Sapient.
Ulf joined ESMT in 2005. His areas of teaching and research focus on leadership, change, and responsible management. He teaches in ESMT's MBA and EMBA degree programs, as well as in the Open Enrollment programs Executive Transition Program (ETP), Leading People and Teams (LPT), Young Leaders Program (YLP), and Understanding and Leading Change (ULC). Ulf has closely worked and taught sessions with numerous companies including Allianz, Bertelsmann, Bosch Siemens, Celtel Nigeria, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Gazprom, Metro, Postbank, RWE, Sanofi Aventis, and TÜV.
Professor at the Human Behavior Area at IAE
Alberto Franichevich graduated with an Industrial Engineer degree at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1979. His professional career started at Alpargatas, where he worked with the industrial department staff.
For twelve years he worked at The Dow Chemical Company holding different sales and marketing positions in Argentina and Latin America. He participated in regional and global business management teams and worked out of the Miami office for 4 years.
His entrepreneurial and independent consulting activity began in1992 when he launched a Kidsports Fitness Club for Kids franchise in Argentina. In 1994 he founded Innovar S.A., a management and training consulting firm. Simultaneously he started to develop a license for Wilson Learning, an international consulting company specialized in sales and management.
By 1997 he had joined Quest Worldwide, a UK-based consulting firm specializing in organizational change, as partner/director to develop the brand in Argentina.
Since 2000 he works as a full-time professor of the Human Behavior Area at IAE Business School. As such he has engaged in teaching activities worldwide, working with global, multinational, and local companies.