Guenter Butschek is the CEO and managing director of Tata Motors. Guenter’s last assignment was with Airbus Group, where he served as chief operating officer of Airbus and was a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Prior to Airbus, he worked at Daimler AG, where he gained more than 25 years of experience in international automotive management, holding functions such as production, industrialization, and procurement.
Jan Willem de Cler became a member of the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in October 2018. His responsibilities include human resources and employee development. He joined ZEISS in 2004 as managing director of the Benelux sales and service company.
Johannes Habel is an associate professor and ESMT Berlin’s expert on sales management. Johannes’ primary areas of interest are the digital transformation of the sales function as well as sales psychology. Before joining ESMT Berlin, Johannes worked as a strategy consultant for Booz & Company (today Strategy&) and as a radio journalist for several years.
Konstantin Korotov is a professor of organizational behavior and has been associate dean of executive education since 2018. He is the director of the ESMT Center for Leadership Development Research (CLDR), which he co-founded with Prof. Manfred Kets de Vries. Konstantin received his PhD in management (organizational behavior) at INSEAD. In addition to his academic work, he has more than 20 years of practical management and leadership development experience in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Stefan Lutz is a member of the Management Board of IBM Germany. He is responsible for the consulting division and leads the IBM Global Business Services business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). Prior to his current position, Stefan was general manager of IBM’s Global Business Services – Industrial Sector Europe division. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s consulting, IT, and business process services portfolio across the automotive, electronics, aerospace & defense, chemicals & petroleum, and discrete manufacturing industries.
Vinod Philip is the CEO of the Power and Gas Services Business Unit of Siemens AG. He holds a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Central Florida and received a master’s degree in business administration in international business from Rollins College, Florida. Vinod has been working for Siemens since 2010 in various departments.
Olaf Plötner is a professor at ESMT Berlin and a visiting professor at the Darden School of Business/University of Virginia and Chinese Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (Shanghai). Olaf’s current research and teaching focus on strategic management, industrial market management, and sales management in global B2B markets.
Thomas Spangler has been chief technology officer of the Brose Group (with the group functions development, quality, logistics, and production technology for plants worldwide) since July 2015. He graduated with a degree in material sciences from Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg. Prior to his current position, he was president of Brose Asia and made a significant contribution to business development between 2010 and 2015 in the most important growth region in the automotive industry, increasing turnover there from around €400 million to more than €1 billion.
Fabio Speggiorin has been the executive vice president of research and development at thyssenkrupp Elevator AG since January 2015. In this role, he oversees all of thyssenkrupp Elevator’s research, development, and innovation centers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Fabio holds bachelor and master’s degrees in electrical engineering as well as an MBA. He has a strong background in product development and electrical systems.
Tom Steenburgh holds the Richard S. Reynolds Professorship in Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He also serves the school as senior associate dean for faculty development. Prior to joining Darden, he taught at the Harvard Business School, where he was the faculty chair of the Business-to-Business Marketing Strategy program in executive education.
Marc Wucherer has been a member of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG with responsibility for Sales since April 2017. After his studies, he began his career at Siemens AG and later obtained a degree in business administration and a PhD in mechanical engineering. His final position there was executive vice president of industrial applications of the Large-Scale Drives and Motors Division in Nuremberg. Prior to this, he gained many years of experience in the Asian market as president of the industry sector of Siemens in Northeast Asia.
Gina Vargiu-Breuer has been working for Siemens since 2002. She is the vice president of human resources for the Power Generation Services, with 18,000 employees worldwide. During the last 15 years, she has held various HQ divisional and regional positions in operational and strategic HR. She has worked for Siemens in Thailand, the Philippines, the Unites Arab Emirates, Germany, and the United States.