The all MBA Happy Hour Munich in cooperation with the local alumni organizations of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School and the International Business Club e.V., Munich (IBC) proudly invite you to our 3rd Annual all MBA Keynote.


Munich offices of The Boston Consulting Group
Ludwigstrasse 21
Munich, Germany

Event Details

“Grasshopper on Board!” - Doing the Splits between Financial and Strategic Investors – A Personal Insight of a CEO in the Automotive Industry by Marco Freiherr v. Maltzan, INSEAD Alumnus, former CEO BERU AG. This event is part of a series of talks brought to you by the all MBA Happy Hour Munich with the title “Restructuring for survival or success - Germany under pressure to perform and innovate”. More events to follow.


€ 55 (until October 31 - € 65 afterwards) Transfer details for event fee: IBC e.V. Dresdner Bank München Konto: 504 528 901 [IBAN: DE63700800000504528901] BLZ: 700 800 00 [BIC/SWIFT: DRESDEFF700] Please mention “all MBA Keynote 2007” and name of participant(s).


Register By Email
Event is limited to 100 participants. Attendance is confirmed with payment of the event fee.

Deadline: 11/16/2007


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Reception and Networking Opportunity with Drinks and Fingerfood

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Keynote Speech

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Discussion involving all participants

8:00 PM-8:30 PM: Paternoster Ride to Dinner

8:30 PM-11:00 PM: Exquisite 3-course Gala Dinner by Dallmayr in the Cafeteria; Further Networking

11:00 PM-11:55 PM: Optional Chill-out in Nearby Bar

Speaker Profiles

Marco Freiherr v. Maltzan (Speaker)
former CEO, BERU AG

Education: - Diplom-Ing. Maschinenbauwesen (RWTH Aachen/Germanz) - MBA (INSEAD/France) Background: - Since 04/03: CEO BERU AG, Ludwigsburg/Germany - 1999 to 01/03: Head of unit BMW Motorrad (Motorcycle), head of plant, in Berlin - 1996 to 1999: BMW AG, Munich, Head of Finance, Procurement and Planning for BMW Motorrad - 1992 to 1996: BMW France S.A., France, Member of the Board, commercial manager o 1989 to 1992: BMW AG, Munich, Division Manager for F&E passenger cars, Planning and Controlling - 1987 to 1989: BMW AG, Munich, Head of Department Strategic Planning and M&A - 1983 to 1987: Roland Berger & Partner (Strategic Consulting), Munich


Katharina Esterhazy, '97 (EXP-2) 

Other Information

Most people agree that – despite various positive signals within the past months – change is still imminent in Germany as well as globally, and that the continued challenge to restructure needs to be approached in a multi-layered, holistic way. Broken down into specific elements, immediate need for reforms and restructuring are often broken down into the following three major areas: Social aspects, Business/industrial aspects, Political aspects. The headline “Restructuring for Survival or Success” embraces all three categories. Hence, the individual topics are structured as a series of case studies falling under either one of the three major categories. Speakers are leaders in their respective field and have or will include e.g. topics related to the automotive industry, the banking and insurance industry, the technology sector, as well as the strong German “Mittelstand” (SME). The event language will be German and is marked “off the record” (no media/press coverage).