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Dr. Konrad Rietmann

Dr. Konrad Rietmann

Dr. Konrad Rietmann

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute for Organizational Viability
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 62 08

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Senior lecturer

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

o Agile transformation and change management
o Corporate culture development, leadership culture
o Talent Management, Succession Management
o HR Analytics
o Human Capital Management Systems
o Employee surveys
o Swiss labour law
o Competence management
o Aviation (Commercial pilot fATPL)

Professional milestones

o 16 years of managerial responsibility with medium span of control
o 19 years in HR Senior Management positions
o Talent Management successfully implemented at corporate level
o Complete reorganisation of the education departments/HR- and organisational development at corporate level
o Successful leadership of a large corporate culture development project in a post-merger situation
o Establishment of a company’s international IT-service business

Educational background

o Ph.D. in Business and Management
o CAS Change Management
o CAS Swiss Labour Law
o CAS Higher Professional Education (to be completed by July, 2021)
o MAS in International Marketing
o International Diploma in Strategic Marketing
o Postgraduate Diploma NDS FH in International Management
o Trainer/instructor with Swiss Federal Diploma
o Commercial Pilot/Airline Transport Pilot License (frozen ATPL)

Language skills:
o German
o English
o French
o Spanish

Membership of networks

  • Verwaltungsrat/Member on the Board of Directors, Oseara Ltd.
  • Commercial pilot (freelancer, frozen Airline Transport Pilot License)


Other publications

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Rietmann, K., & Bütikofer, M. (2020, March). Sollen Mitarbeitende frei bekommen,
wenn ihr Haustier stirbt? HR Today, 3, 50–51.

Rietmann, K. (2016). Legal Memorandum (Unpublished CAS thesis). ZHAW School
of Management and Law, Winterthur

Rietmann, K. (2013). An Investigation into the Operationalisation of the Concept and
into Divergences between Management and Staff (Doctoral dissertation).
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

Hauser, P., & Rietmann, K. (2006, March). Economic effects of fuel taxation in Swiss
General Aviation. AOPA Position Report, (203), 13–16.

Rietmann, K. (2005). Economic consequences of fuel taxation in Swiss General
Aviation (Unpublished bachelor’s thesis). Private Hochschule Wirtschaft,

Rietmann, K. (2007). Performance Measurement of PostLogistics Corporate Culture
(Unpublished MAS thesis). Private Hochschule Wirtschaft, Zurich