Professor of Strategic Management
Christoph Lechner is Director at the Institute of Management & Strategy (IoMS) and holds the chair for strategic management at the University of St. Gallen. He leads the Master in Business Management (MUG), which is one of the 10 best management programs worldwide (QS ranking). In addition to his academic duties, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Helvetia (insurance). He was Vice President of the Board of Directors of Hügli (Food) for 18 years until it was sold to Coop in 2018. Christoph Lechner also participates in company foundations, e.g. the Swiss Virtual Business School, which was sold to the Swedish SBS Group in 2020. As a strategy consultant and in executive education Prof. Lechner has worked with companies such as ABB, Altana, BASF, Clariant, Credit Suisse, Danaher, Klöckner, Novartis, Richemont, Siemens, Santander, Shell, Tata, and Zeiss worldwide.