People & Partners


LEIZ Team Meeting April 2024 | St. Gerold, Vorarlberg

Director of LEIZ and holder of the Chair of Institutional Economics

Wieland, Josef
Wieland, Josef Prof Dr
Vice President Teaching and Learning |
Director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2261
Room:FAB 3 | 1.55

Vice director of LEIZ and holder of the Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

Tanner, Carmen
Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2271
Room:FAB 3 | 1.53

Institute Manager

Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica
Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica Dr rer pol
Institute Manager | LEIZ
Research Fellow | Team Scientific Direction LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2265
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Wiesmüller, Sabine
Wiesmüller, Sabine Dr rer pol
Senior Research Fellow Shared Value & AI Governance | LEIZ
Managing Director Bodensee Innovationscluster Digitaler Wandel | BIC
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2267
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63
Witt, Nicole
Witt, Nicole Dr rer soc
Quality Management & Accreditation | Consultant for Organizational Development
Research Fellow
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2272
Room:FAB 3 | 1.67

Visiting Research Fellows

Baumann Montecinos, Julika Prof Dr | Research Fellow |

De Jongh, Derick | Research Fellow | University of Pretoria |

Heck, Andreas E.H. Dr rer oec | Research Fellow |

Hellpap, Robert Dr rer soc | Research Fellow |

Kordesch, Ramona Dr theol | Visiting Researcher |

Student assistants

2- 5 student assistants according to project

LEIZ Advisory Board

Dr hc Ernst Susanek (Chairman)
Honorary Chairman of the ZU Foundation

Dietmar Kokott
Former Senior Vice President of BASF SE,
Foundation’s board of trustees of Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics

Prof Dr Dr hc Klaus Leisinger
President of the Foundation Global Values Alliance

Prof Dr habil Josef Wieland
Vice President of Zeppelin University

Dr Philipp Bocks

Executive Board Member of the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG)

Dr Norbert Copray
Philosopher and Theologian, Coach and Publicist


Partner organisations

The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ was initiated and has since 2012 been most generously supported by the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG). The Foundation was established in 1998 by the industrialist and philanthropist Karl Schlecht who had led his concrete-pump manufacturer Putzmeister to global success. Karl Schlecht Foundation.

Furthermore, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ has been supported intensively by a wide range of sponsors. Supporting especially the work on Transcultural Management and the Governance of Disrupting Technologies, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ builds its work on valuable partners.

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