The All MBA Happy Hour Munich in cooperation with Arthur D. Little, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School invite you to the 4th annual All MBA keynote, hosted by Deloitte & Touche GmbH: “Fossil Fuel and Climate Change: Challenges for the Automotive Industry in the 21st Century" by Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, MBA Columbia Business School, ‘88, former CEO Volkswagen Brand Group.


The Charles Hotel
Sophienstrasse 28
Munich, Germany

Event Details

Most people agree that climate change is a dynamic component of ongoing globalization and that it needs to be addressed in a multi-layered, integrated way. Broken down into specific elements, immediate need for reforms and restructuring are typically categorized into three major areas - social, industrial, and political. This series of talks, “Restructuring for Success,” includes topics and case studies touching all three categories. Industry case studies are planned from leaders in the automotive, banking, insurance and IT industry, as well as the “Mittelstand." Social case studies will be provided by leaders of the German academic and cultural communities, and political case studies will be introduced by political leaders. The exclusive keynote this year by Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard will provide hands-on insights into challenges affecting Germany´s flagship global industry: automotive. The event language will be English. The speech will be followed by a discussion among all participants.


€ 65 (before 5 November) € 75 cash-at-door on 13 Nov, only if seats are still available (!)


Register By Email
Registration Procedure & Cancellation Policy: 1. Email Katharina Esterházy 2. Katharina will send reply confirming receipt of email 3. Participants transfer contribution/ticket price (payment details below) 4. Katharina will send reply about payment. 5. Attendance is confirmed by receipt of payment of the contribution. 6. No-Shows will not be refunded. 7. Cancellation possible until November 7th. Transfer details for contributions/tickets: Stephan Peters / All MBA Netzwerk Stadtsparkasse München Konto: 1000352367 [IBAN:DE04701500001000352367] BLZ: 701 500 00 [BIC/SWIFT: SSKM DE MM] IMPORTANT: Ref: “all MBA Keynote 2008” and name of participant(s).

Deadline: 11/5/2008


8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Formal Dinner

Speaker Profiles

Wolfgang Bernhard (Speaker)
Former CEO, Volkswagen Brand Group

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard is the former CEO of Volkswagen Brand Group and a former Member of the Executive Board at Volkswagen AG. Most recently, he was instrumental to shaping the acquisition of Chrysler by Cerberus Ltd. in 2007. Previously, Dr. Bernhard was Member of the Executive Board at DaimlerChrysler. From 1992 until 2004, his notable career path at DaimlerChrysler includes among others, his role as COO of Chrysler (where he led the turnaround with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, today CEO of Daimler), Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG (a wholly owned subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler), and Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz S-Model production. Prior to his engagements at DaimlerChrysler, he was with McKinsey & Co. from 1990 until 1992, where he launched his career into the automotive industry. Dr. Bernhard holds a doctorate from the University of Frankfurt in Finance, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a combined engineering-business honors degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University Darmstadt. He is among others a scholar of “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes” and received a scholarship from Procter&Gamble. Dr. Bernhard is an Executive Board Member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia Business School, an Advisory Board Member of ÖIAG in Austria, besides various other advisory board functions. Dr. Bernhard is married with one child, an avid mountaineer, skier, and passionate runner. He takes a great interest in classical music.


Katharina Esterhazy, '97 (EXP-2)