Christoph Lechner

Christoph Lechner

Visiting Researcher

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PhD in Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Master of Economics, Wayne State University, USA
Master of Business Administration, University of Augsburg, Germany

Research Interest

Strategic Management (ecosystems, corporate strategy, strategy process)

Christoph Lechner is Director at the Institute of Management (IoM) and holds the chair for Strategic Management at the University of St. Gallen. He also manages the Master in Business Management (MUG), one of the top 10 management programs at the Master level. Simultaneously with his academic duties, he works as Vice President at Hügli (food products) as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Helvetia (insurance) (both listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange). Christoph Lechner works as a strategy consultant and cooperates within continuing manager training with companies like Allianz, Altana, Clariant, Credit Suisse, Daimler, Fresenius, Munich Re, Oracle, PWC, SAP, Siemens, Swiss Re, Swiss Life, VP Bank, etc.