Univ.-Prof. (NDU) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. oec. HSG Christoph H. Wecht

Univ.-Prof. (NDU) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. oec. HSG Christoph H. Wecht

New Design University Privatuniversität GesmbH

Dr. Christoph H. Wecht is co-founder and managing partner of the BGW Management Adviso-ry Group in St. Gallen (Switzerland) a strategy consulting company focusing on innovation management. In addition he is head of the Competence Center for Open Innovations at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen as well as lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. His MSc in mechanical engineering is from the Vienna University of Technology, his MBA from the Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC and his PhD from the Univer-sity of St. Gallen.
Prior to the foundation of the BGW he worked in the automotive supply industry in Austria, Ger-many and the US. He authored articles and book chapters in practitioner and academic journals.


  • University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland
    Doctoral studies at the Institute for Technology Management; dissertation on early customer integration into the innovation process
  • Pfeiffer University at Charlotte, NC (USA)
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
  • Technical University of Vienna, Austria
    Graduate degree in mechanical engineering; Major transportation and traffic technology

Work experience

  • New Design University Privatuniversität GesmbH
  • BGW Management Advisory Group St.Gallen - Wien
    Managing Partner, Founding Member
  • Universität St. Gallen (HSG),
    Head of Competence Center for Open Innovation at the Institute of Tech-nology Management (ITEM)
  • Continental AG, Hannover (Germany)
    Head of „Knowledge Management & Innovation”
  • Continental General Tire, Inc., Charlotte, NC (USA)
    Project engineer in the Department of Construction Development
  • Semperit Reifen AG, Traiskirchen (Austria) und Continental AG, Hannover (Germany)
    Development engineer and project manager summer tire development


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