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Sounding Board International Management Institute

The Sounding Board of the International Management Institute serves as an advisory body. Its eight members make a valuable contribution by providing

  • current cross-sectoral perspectives and trends;
  • provide information on market potential;
  • take a practical perspective for the further development of education and training programmes;
  • promote cooperation between industry and our university of applied sciences.

All members have many years of professional experience in leading positions in international companies and are very familiar with the Swiss higher education system.

Members of the Sounding Board

George Karam

Head of Middle East & North Africa - Business Engagement

Satschin Bansal

Senior Director, Head Services & Digital Technologies EMEA, Zimmer Biomet

John Rankin

Former Senior Instructor SML Former Group Vice President Human Resources, Sulzer Medica, SML AIB

Flooris Van der Walt

Owner, vanderwalt GmbH

Peter Huber

Chief Finance Officer CFO, Uster Technologies AG

Thomas Lienhardt

Manager CoE Learning & Development Region Europe Lead CoE Cluster Switzerland/France/Benelux, ABB

Wolfgang Hofmann

Global Learning & Development Manager, Octapharma AG

Patrick Ryser

Chief Finance Officer CFO, Roth AG

Petronella Vervoort

Managing Director, Ernst Schmidheiny Stiftung

Stefan Barny

Director Global Network, Switzerland Global Enterprise