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Advisory Board

Team Danube Business School

Established in June 2016, the advisory board consults the Danube Business School on it strategic policies. This initiative aims at a fruitful exchange between research and practice to ensure that both current and future needs of business and society are identified and adequately addressed in our study programs.



The members of the advisory board are outstanding individuals representing business practice, research and teaching. With their expertise, skills, and networks they make sure that the DBS postgraduate learning portfolio continues to be state-of-the-art and caters to the latest demands and trends in research and practice.





Douglas J. Gilbert, DBA, JD, MBA

Professor of Management 


Mag.a Silvia Grünberger, MBA

DUK MBA graduate


Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter

Cologne Business School Elisabeth Stadler

CEO, Vienna Insurance Group


Em.o.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Adolf Stepan

Technische Universität Wien, Danube University Krems


Dr. Reinhard Willfort

CEO, ISN - Innovation Service Network GmbH

Advisory Board: R. Schmidpeter, A. Stepan, R. Willfort, D. J. Gilbert; B. Brenner