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Dr. Markus Braun

Dr. Markus Braun

Dr. Markus Braun

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Abteilung International Business
Gertrudstrasse 8
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 74 33

Arbeit an der ZHAW

Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Senior Lecturer in International Management


Lehrtätigkeit in der Weiterbildung

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Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

Markus Braun is Senior Lecturer in International Management. His focus is on Strategy & Management, Business in Emerging Markets China and India, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Management.

He is a member of a board of directors and of an advisory board of an academic institute. As a former senior executive and group CFO, he has proven experience in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, commercial, retail and travel industries.

Beruflicher Werdegang

Since 2018
Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich PUK, Zurich: Board Member

Since 2013
Corporate Center of Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Zurich: Member of the Advisory Board

2004 – 2013
Diethelm Keller Holding AG/Diethelm Keller Group: Head of Corporate Office
The subsidaries of Diethelm Keller Holding are: DKSH, DK Brands, STA Travel and Diethelm Travel with a total group turnover of more than CHF 10 bn (www.diethelmkeller.com)

1997 – 2004
The Nuance Group: Group CFO and Deputy CEO
The Nuance Group is a travel retailer with sales of CHF 2 bn, acquired 2014 by the Dufry Group (www.dufry.ch)

1985 – 1997
Novartis / Ciba-Geigy: Project manager, Regional CFO & Treasurer. Seven years on overseas assignment in Singapore and New York
Novartis was created in 1996 through the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz, two premier Swiss pharmaceutical companies (www.novartis.com)

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ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur: Certificate of Advanced Studies Lecturing in Higher Education

INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France: Advanced Management Programme

Ph D/Dr.rer.pol. in Business Administration, University of Basel, Switzerland

Master/lic.oec.HSG in Business Administration, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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Bücher und Monographien, peer-reviewed
Konferenzbeiträge, peer-reviewed
Weitere Publikationen

Publikationen vor Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Project Costs in Pharmaceutical Research & Development/Projektkostenermittlung in der pharmazeutischen Forschung und Entwicklung (Dissertation 1987, Verlag Haupt, ISBN 3-258-03905-4)

Weitere Beiträge

Avenir Suisse - Think Tank Summit: Keynote about "Challenges of a multipolar world", 9 March 2022

Swiss Banking Forum, SIX Group, Zurich: Keynote about globalisation and digitalisation at the conference, 2019

M&A Integration and Transformation Management for Swiss and Chinese Companies: Keynote and organisation of the conference, 2018

Enterpreneurial Wealth Management in Switzerland and China: Keynote at the conference Swiss Innovation Week at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, 2018

Global M&A Transactions from a Swiss Perspective: Keynote and organisation of the conference in Zürich, 2017

Chinese Investors in Switzerland: Keynote and organisation of the conference in Zurich, 2016