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  • Lecturer for strategic brand management at University of Applied sciences, Lucerne, CH

  • Senior Vice President Brand Management at Hilti in Schaan, FL

  • Vice President Brand & Image at Airbus in Toulouse, F

  • General Manager Market and Trend Research at BMW Group in Munich, D

  • Associate, Consultant, Project leader at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich, D and Seoul, Korea

  • Ph.D in Econometrics (Statistics for economists for) in Frankfurt, D

  • M.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin, USA

  • Author of the reference books "Logic of the brand" and "Success secrets of the marketing manager" as well as about 30 technical articles on the topic of brand management. BrainGuide expert

Dr. Christine Wichert

Managing Partner at Logibrand                          

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Christine Wichert
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  • Global Vice President HR, Gelita AG

  • Senior Director Human Resources, Infineon Technologies

  • Vice President Human Resources Development & Engineering, Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions AB

  • Director of Human Resources Europe at Booz Allen Hamilton in London

  • Vice President Human Resources at SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) in Munich

  • Top management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich

  • Ph.D. in Empirical Economic and Social Research at the University of Freiburg

  • Studied economics and comparative literature at the Universities of Colgate (USA), Graz (A), Freiburg and Clark (USA)

  • HR-Management – Radiant Employer Brand

Dr. Ariane Kristof

Partner & employer brand expert at Logibrand 

Ariane Kristof

Hans-Michael Hauser

Partner - Machine Learning/AI Logibrand

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  • Member of the Board of Directors of two listed Swiss mechanical engineering companies (Mikron AG and Meyer Burger Technologies AG) with the goal of bringing in digital competence

  • Co-founder and Chairman of LoyaltyCoin AG in the field of blockchain 

  • Founder and Managing Director ML Insights AG with a focus on Machine Learning  

  • Consultant and partner at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Munich and, incl. temporary head of technology practice in the German-speaking region; Head of Industrial Goods Practice in Switzerland, Responsibility for Digital Transformation of Industrial Companies

  • Ingenieur Ecole Centrale Paris

  • M.B.A. J.L. Kellogg Graduate school of Management

  • Diploma in Physicist and Diploma in Mathematics, University of Stuttgart

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Viola Marguerre

Partner - Communication & PR Logibrand

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  • Owner Die Profilisten, Agency for Marketing and Media

  • Owner VCM Communications 

  • Brand Manager Astra International, Opel / GME Rüsselsheim

  • Manager Internal Communications Europe, General Motors Europe, HQ Zürich

  • Head of Internal Communications, Adam Opel AG

  • Head of Public Relations / PR, Hans Schwarzkopf GmbH

  • Diploma in Communications Economics and Social Communications, Berlin

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  • Managing Director Cognovia GmbH, focus on brands, marketing and communication projects

  • Principal at BBDO Consulting (focus on brand architecture, positioning and marketing mix optimization)

  • Senior Manager at Accenture (Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Sales)

  • Senior Consultant at Roland Berger / DGM (Management Consulting for Medium-Sized Companies)

  • Business studies at the University of Lüneburg with a focus on marketing and finance (Top 3%)

  • Training as a bank clerk at Deutsche Bank (Top 3%)

Thomas Böhme

Partner - Strategy & Operations Logibrand

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Viola Marguerre

Dorothea Maier

HR Partner Logibrand                              

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  • HR Interim Management/HR Outsourcing with Onsight GmbH

  • Several years of experience as a course instructor at cm-p AG and ProArbeit Zug

  • Head of HR at Danzer (international player in the wood industry)

  • HR Business Partner at Klinikum Konstanz and Danzer

  • Personality analyses: MBTI licensing, partner profiling values, STAB certification

  • Studied administrative sciences at the University of Konstanz with a focus on labor policy and management

Dorothea Maier

Prof. Dr. Karsten Kilian

Advisory board - Founder of & more

  • Founder of, professor for brand management, brand expert and conference moderator, author of numerous professional articles and multiple jury member

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Andreas Harting

Advisory Board - Partner Deloitte Digital

  • Digitization and marketing expert with extensive experience of strong brands, including Johnson & Johnson, BBDO, BCG and OC Oerlikon

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Prof. Dr. Karsten Kilian

Beirat - u.A. Gründer von

Dr. Urban Siller

Advisory board - CEO Identec Solutions

  • B2B brand expert from an interdisciplinary perspective, ZEISS, Hilti, Identec CEO Experience and co-designer of the legendary Hilti case

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