Prof. Dr. Karolin FrankenbergerAcademic Director Executive MBA HSG
Director Institute of Management and Strategy, School of Management, University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger is the Academic Director of the Executive MBA in the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law at the University of St.Gallen as well as Director of the Institute of Management and Strategy in the School of Management at the University of St.Gallen. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor at both the University of Lucerne and the University of St.Gallen. Before her academic career, she worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.
In 2004, she received a PhD from the Institute of Management, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, and was a visiting researcher at Harvard Business School and the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.
Her research focuses on Business Models, (Digital) Business Transformation and Sustainability. Her book, “The Business Model Navigator” has been translated into several languages and is considered a standard reference in business model innovation literature.
In addition to publishing one of the most influential books in her field, Karolin regularly gives keynote speeches, webinars and interviews and writes thought leadership pieces on the subjects of business transformation, digital transformation, ecosystems and sustainability. In May 2019, she was voted Thinker of the Month by the renowned Thinkers50 organisation.