October 10, 2014

TU Alumni Wolfgang Anzengruber as Guest Speaker at the Professional MBA Graduation

Wolfgang Anzengruber

At the graduation ceremony of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Wolfgang Anzengruber, Chairman of the Managing Board of Verbund AG, shared his personal views on leadership and success in business with the newly minted MBAs.

On September 18, 2014, the graduation ceremony of the “Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation” jointly carried out by the Vienna University of Technology and the Vienna University of Economics & Business took place. It was held in the splendid setting of Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna and marked the concluding highlight of the Professional MBA program. During the event the international students of the “Entrepreneurship & Innovation” program, as well as of other PMBA programs of the WU Executive Academy were awarded the degree of "Master of Business Administration (MBA)".

Continuing professional development is of utmost importance today
The guest speaker of the evening was Wolfgang Anzengruber, Chairman of the Managing Board of Verbund AG and, more recently, also Head of Oesterreichs Energie, a body representing the interests of the Austrian electricity sector. In his speech, he stressed the need for organizations to provide their employees with opportunities for continuing professional development, saying CPD was of utmost importance, especially in today's tense economic climate:

“The success of our sustainable business model rests on highly qualified and self-motivated team members. Therefore, promoting long-term staff loyalty and providing targeted training opportunities is synonymous with making a crucial investment in the future of our organization. Education and training are important not only from the perspective of businesses but also from a personal point of view: they enable you to unlock your full potential and are a sine qua non for a successful career. In my opinion, good leadership is based on flexibility, enthusiasm, the ability to listen and learn, authenticity and trust.”

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