St. Gallen Symposium

The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s leading initiative for intergenerational debates on economic, political and social developments. The symposium takes place annually in May at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

The St. Gallen Symposium is annually organised by the International Students’ Committee (ISC), an independent student initiative at the University of St.Gallen. For ten months, a team of approximately 30 students voluntarily engages in the challenging task of organising an outstanding St. Gallen Symposium. During the symposium week, the ISC Team is supported by about 450 student volunteers. Three members of last year’s team are taking up the role of Head of the Organising Committee.

In addition to designing and planning, the student team is especially involved with the development of the conceptual framework and content of the symposium. It decides on the key themes and fosters contacts with Partners and Donors, as well as selected Speakers and key figures as a whole. It also maintains links with media representatives and leading universities around the world.

Head Organising Committee

Vivian
 Bernet (CH)

Born in 1998,
4th year bachelor level
in Business Administration

Lucas
 Mortier (CH)

Born in 1997,
3rd year bachelor level
in Law and Economics

Niklas
 Zeller (DE)

Born in 1996,
2nd year master level
in Economics

Organising Committee

Tatjana
 Rupp (AT)

Responsible for Austria and Central Europe

Born in 2000,
4th year bachelor level
in Business Administration

Joanne
Rimbeaux (CH/BE)

Responsible for BeNeLux

Born in 2001,
2nd  year bachelor level
in Business Administration

Thomas
Betschart (CH)

Responsible for Communications

Born in 2001,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration

Luca
Kamber (CH/US)

Responsible for Communications

Born in 1997,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration

Lukas
Schindler (CH/US)

Responsible for Communications

Born in 1998,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Lucien
Steiner (CH/BR)

Responsible for Communications

Born in 1997,
2nd year bachelor level
in Economics


Armando
Peyer (CH/BR)

Responsible for Communications

Born in 2001,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Samuel
Furrer (CH)

Responsible for Germany

Born in 1996,
4th year bachelor level
in Business Administration

Leo
Legler (DE)

Responsible for Germany

Born in 2002,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Philipp
Röver (DE)

Responsible for Germany

Born in 2001,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Joshua
Thompson (DE/US)

Responsible for Germany

Born in 1999,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration



Dylan
Feuerstein (CH)

Responsible for India & Japan
Born in 1999,
4th year bachelor level
in Law and Economics

Joshua
Grochtmann (DE)

Responsible for Innovation & Technology

Born in 2001,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Cyril
Jacober (CH)

Responsible for Innovation & Technology

Born in 1999,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Léon
Leuch (CH)

Responsible for Innovation & Technology

Born in 1998,
3rd year bachelor level
in International Affairs



Svenja
Bossard (CH/US)

Responsible for Leaders of Tomorrow

Born in 1999,
2nd year bachelor level
in Law & Economics

Fabio
Heini (CH)

Responsible for Leaders of Tomorrow

Born in 2001,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration


Cosima
von Wackerbarth (DE)

Responsible for Leaders of Tomorrow

Born in 2001,
2nd year bachelor level
in Business Administration



Deborah
Walt (CH)

Responsible for the Nordics

Born in 2000,
4th year bachelor level
in Law and Economics



Olivier
Benoit (CH)

Responsible for Switzerland and France

Born in 1999,
2nd year bachelor level
in Economics

Enya
Eggenberger (CH/US)

Responsible for Switzerland

Born in 1998,
1st year master level
in International Affairs and Governance


Sophia
Gampp (CH/CA)

Responsible for Switzerland & Italy

Born in 2000,
3rd year bachelor level
in International Affairs

Gabriel
Vogel (AT/CH)

Responsible for Switzerland

Born in 1997,
1st year master level
in Accounting and Finance



Bruno
Wilhelm (CH)

Responsible for UK & Ireland

Born in 1998,
3rd year bachelor level
in Business Administration

St. Gallen Foundation

Professional Employees

The St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies supports the ISC in the areas of marketing, strategy and HR and ensures that all knowledge is retained over the years.

Beat
Ulrich (CH)

Chief Executive Officer


Dr Gunnar
Hauptmann (DE)

Head of Programme

Dr Frauke
Kops (DE)

Head of Operations & Communications



Yannick
Miller (CH)

Head Community & Partnerships

Claudia
Rapp (DE)

Relationship Manager Speaker


Felix
Rüdiger (DE)

Head Content & Research

Sabine
Kuich (CH)

Human Ressources Associate



Corinne
Woodtli (CH)

Executive Assistant

Student Employees

Gianin
 Bergamin (CH)

Advisor India



Alexander
Jossens (US)

Project Manager Programme Design Team

Eduardo Ludwig
(DE, ES, AR, US)

Project Manager Leaders of Tomorrow


Andreas
Nef (CH)

Project Manager Initiative & Jubilee

Oskar
Graf von Reichenbach (DE)

Project Manager Innovation & Technology



Simon
Zulliger (CH/FL)

Project Manager Social Media

Board of Trustees

Peter
Voser (CH)

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board of Directors
ABB Ltd.
Zurich


Prof. Dr
Bernhard
Ehrenzeller

President
University of St.Gallen (HSG)
St. Gallen

Dr
Christian
Mumenthaler (CH)

Group Chief Executive Officer
Swiss Re
Zurich



Bettina
Würth (DE/CH)

Chairwoman of the Advisory Board
Würth Group
Künzelsau

Dr
Christoph
Loos (DE)

Chief Executive Officer
Hilti Group
Schaan

Former member of the International Students’ Committee


Prof. Dr phil.
Ulrike
Landfester (DE)

Professor for German Language and Literature
University of St. Gallen (HSG)
St. Gallen

Dr
Claudia
Suessmuth Dyckerhoff (DE)

Member of the Board of Directors
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Basel

Dr
Thomas
Buberl (DE)

Chief Executive Officer
AXA
Paris

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