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Thomas Bieger

Thomas Bieger

Thomas Bieger

Prof. Dr.

Full Professor of Management with special focus on the Tourist Industry

Büro 3-356
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen


Committee Member

Committee Member

Member of the Executive Board (Vice-President from 2003)




Foundation Board

Chairman of the Board

Member of the Administration


Conception of the Swiss Tourism Expert Course and supervision/conception of Tourism Theory

Involvement in the establishment of, and lecturer in the Post-Graduate Course in Management for Architects and Engineers at the University of Applied Sciences, Chur

Lecturer in Personnel Management

Lectureships in Destination and Service Management

Lectures on Tourism Theory, Tourism Marketing, Tourism Management, Service Management; integration seminars for Managers and Regional Economics at the Licentiate's Level; doctoral seminars on Service Marketing and Case Study Method

Appointment as Vice-Dean of the Department of Management


Managing Director

General Counsel


Main Focuses

Tourism Management, mobility research, business models and Regional economics

Marketing Management and Management of Personal Services

Practical Activity and publications in University Management and Board Management

Fields of research

Management of Personal Services

Tourism and mobility Management with focus on marketing and destination management

Business Models and Network Management

General Management, Management Models

Learning Analystics

Further fields of research

Regional Economics and Location Management

Management of Higher Education Institutions, Board Managementanagement

Aviation Management

Professional Career

President of the university of St. Gallen 2011 - 2020

Various board memberships in tourism, transport and services companies including chairman positions

Teaching Activities

Integration Project, Assessment level


Chairman of CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) 2010 - 2014
Secretary General of AIEST (Association d' experts scientifiques du tourisme), 1998 - 2010
Honorary Member AIEST, TTRA (Travel and Tourism Research Association)and CEMS
President (from 20.06.13) of the Swiss Society for Hotel Credit (SGH)
Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the Swiss Air Transport Foundation
Chairman Jungfraubahnen Holding (listed comany, 2006 - 2022)
Member EQUIS Accreditation Board (2013 - 2019)
Member Board EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) since 2017
President of the Chamber of University Presidents in Swissuniversities (from 2016 - 2020)

Former member of various boards of private companies (Roland Berger Switzerland, Migros Ostschweiz etc.) as well as governmental committees (f.e. Rat für Raumordnung).

Additional Information

Co-editor Thexis
former Co-editor Tourism Journal
Co-editor Schweizer Jahrbuch der Tourismuswirtschaft
and Schweizer Jahrbuch für Verkehrswirtschaft 

President of Tourism council of canton of Grisons

President of SBB research funds

Member advisory group tourism politics of the federal government