Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger

Prof. Dr.

Academic Director EMBA HSG
Business Model Innovation, Corporate Transformation

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 Chair Owner and Director of the Institute of Management & Strategy of 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 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” was into several languages and is considered a standard reference in business model innovation literature.

In addition to publishing one of the most influential books, Karolin regularly contributes keynote speeches, webinars, thought-leadership pieces, and interviews on the subjects of business transformation, digital transformation, ecosystems, and sustainability. In May 2019, she was selected as Thinker of the Month by the renowned Thinkers50 organization.

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