Core team

The Think Tank is led by Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich and Stefan Tobias. In addition, there is a strong core team consisting of other scientists and representatives of corporate practice. The content coordination of the work takes place at the International Performance Research Institute (IPRI) in Stuttgart.



Prof. Dr.
Ronald Gleich

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Professor

Management of the Think Tank


Stefan Tobias

Horváth & Partner GmbH, Stuttgart

Management of the Think Tank


Jan Christoph Munck

EBS University of Economics and Law, Oestrich-Winkel
Research Director "Controlling & Innovation"

Coordination of the Think Tank

Phone: +49 611 7102 1380
e-mail: christoph.munck{bei}


Prof. Dr.
Heimo Losbichler

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr
Head of the course Accounting and Financial Management

Internationaler Association of Controllers, Wörthsee
Deputy Chairman of the Board

International Group of Controlling (IGC), Steyr


Siegfried Gänßlen

International Association of Controllers
Member  of the Board


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult.
Péter Horváth

IPRI gGmbH, Stuttgart
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Horváth AG, Stuttgart
Chairman of the Board of Trustees



Lars Grünert

Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, Ditzingen
Management member


Prof. Dr.
Mischa Seiter

Ulm University
Professor for value creation and network management
Head of the course "Business Analytics"

IPRI gGmbH, Stuttgart
Scientific leader



Karl-Heinz Steinke

International Association of Controllers e.V., Wörthsee
Board Member



Manfred Blachfellner

Change the Game Initiative, Innsbruck



Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. 
Jürgen Weber

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar