Prof. Thomas Bieger




  • Professor of Business Administration and Tourism (1996) University of St. Gallen
  • Completed studies as rer. pol. University of Basel, Doctorate (1987)

Professional career

  • Activities at the Universities of Basel and Innsbruck
  • Lecturer and member of the school management at HWV Lucerne and Chur
  • Director and Manager Middle School and Samedan Tourism School
  • Teaching, guest professorships and fellowships at Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Vienna University of Economics, University of Lugano and University of Otago
  • 2011 - 2020 Rector of St. Gallen University
  • 2016 - 2020 President of the Chamber of Universities at swissuniversities
  • Various management board mandates

Main occupation

  • Since 1999 Full professor at University of St. Gallen
  • Since 1997 Director, Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance

Companies / Committees

  • Head of Compensation Committee
  • Chairman of Jungfraubahnen Management AG

Management and supervisory activities

  • President of the Swiss Society for Hotel Credit

Activities for stakeholders

  • Board member EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)

Official positions, political functions

  • Board Member, Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria
  • President of Graubünden Tourism Board