Dr Thorsten Thiel joined GISMA Business School in March 2015 as the Managing Director. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of Students and Business, as well as Chief Operating Officer at Jacobs University, Bremen.
Working in different leadership roles at the University of St. Gallen, Dr Thiel set up the largely self-financed centre for career development and corporate relations, heading a variety of university-wide strategic and operational projects. Additionally, he functioned as a lecturer in the areas of skill development and communication.
Prior to his engagement in St. Gallen, Dr Thiel served as HR Manager, Consultant and Lecturer at the international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Germany, England, Austria and Central Eastern Europe.