Anke Schmidt, Vice President Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Beiersdorf

» Cooperation between science and practice opens up new perspectives and concrete solutions. We would therefore like to intensify this exchange on the Executive Board. In this way, we can pool knowledge and methods – a win-win situation for both sides. «

Anke Schmidt
Vice President Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Beiersdorf

Executive Board

The Academic Society is governed by an Executive Board which is compiled from experts from industry and academia. Together, they decide on the aims of the think tank.

Karen Berger

Academic Society for Mangement & Communication

Professor Sabine Einwiller

University of Vienna

Professor Ulrike Röttger

University of Münster

Anke Schmidt


Professor Stefan Stieglitz

University of Potsdam

Thomas Voigt

Otto Group

Professor Ansgar Zerfaß

University of Leipzig

The following board members were elected as chairmen until December 2024:

  • Ansgar Zerfaß (University of Leipzig) – Chairman
  • Anke Schmidt (Beiersdorf) – deputy Chair

Scientific Advisory Board

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board are the research partners of the Academic Society. The members provide advice and support to the Executive Board regarding research projects and knowledge transfer.

Corporate Advisory Board

The communication managers of our partner companies are appointed to the Corporate Advisory Board. They represent the interests of the partner companies and advise and support the Executive Board. The members meet virtually twice a year to participate in the development of the Academic Society.

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