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Peter Qvist-Sorensen

Peter Qvist-Sorensen

Peter Qvist-Sorensen

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for International Industrial Solutions
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 62 93

Work at ZHAW

Management role

  • dep. Director of Institute, Deputy Head of International Management Institute
  • Head of Centre, Head of Center for International Industrial Solutions

Position at the ZHAW

Senior lecturer in International Business
Department International Business

Senior lecturer in MBA

Professional development teaching

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Turnaround Management
Strategic Management
Organisation und leadership

Professional milestones

2022 - Member Advisory Board Walo International AG
2019 - Deputy Head of International Management Institute
2019 - Head of Center for International Industrial Solutions
2017 - MEM-Expert, ZHAW School of Management and Law
2014 - 2018 Head of Center for Business in the Americas, Dept. Intl. Business, ZHAW (Schweiz), Dozent
2013 - 2015 Leadership of partnership between ZHAW and Cleantech Switzerland
2012 - Senior lecturer in MBA Programmme; EAFIT Medellin, Colombia
2011 – 2014 Senior lecturer, Head of International Advisory; ZHAW (Switzerland)
2010 – 2019 Member of the Board; Erenfred Pedersen A/S (Denmark)
2009 – 2011 Advisor reseach Projects at DTU (Denmark) & CEA (France
2008 – 2009 Senior lecturer MBA Programme; Vilnius University (Lithuania)
2006 – 2011 Advisor; Danish and international companies (Europ)
2003 – 2011 Advisor to international Private Equity companies (Europe)
2002 – 2003 Chairman of the Board and CEO; O. Sivertsen A/S (Denmark)
2000 – 2002 CEO and Member of the Board; Photronic A/S (Denmark)
1997 – 1998 Global President and CEO; ALTO International A/S (St.Louis/MO – USA, Europe)
1995 – 1997 Vice President und Director; Nueva AG (Switzerland, Latin America)
1992 – 1995 International Advisor; fischerinternational GmbH & Co. KG (Europe, Latin America, USA)
1989 – 1992 CEO; fischer A/S (Denmark)
1986 – 1989 Division Head; Family company (Denmark)
1980 – 1984 Academic employee and Editor of economic journal; Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark)
1978 – 1979 Management Trainee; Anchor Hocking (Lancaster, OH, USA)

Membership of networks

Industrie2025, Working Group Digital Business Models



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Other publications

Applying IIoT and AI - Opportunities, Requirements and Challenges for Industrial Machine and Equipment Manufacturers to Expand Their Services, Central European Business Review, June 2020,
Whitepaper Mexico Cleantech
Die Schweiz im internationalen Energie Benchmark
Rückblick, Ausblick, Weitblick: Arbeitswelt 4.0 in der Schweizer MEM-Branche. Studie im Auftrag von Swissmem