Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger




Education / Degree

  • lic. rer.pol. (1984) University of Basel, doctorate (1987)
  • Professor of Business Administration and Tourism (1996) University of St. Gallen 


  • Positions at Universities of Basel and Innsbruck
  • Lecturer and member of college management, HWV Lucerne and Chur
  • Director and head of Samedan High School and College of Tourism
  • Lecturer, guest professor and fellowships at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Vienna University of Economics and the University of Lugano and University of Otago
  • Professor at the University of St. Gallen

Main occupation

  • Rector and full professor at the University of St. Gallen
  • Director, Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance

Affiliated companies and committees

  • Head of Compensation Committee
  • Chairman of Jungfraubahnen Management AG

Mandates of significance

  • President of the Swiss Society for Hotel Credit

Administrative and advisory activities for vested interests

  • Member of the Equis Accreditation Awarding Body
  • Member of the Advisory Committee AACSB Europe