Executive Management

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart & Dr. Axel Baisch

Executive Management of HHL

“It is our dictum to strengthen our strengths and to pool our resources. This applies to innovation and quality management, as well as to the outlook and positioning of HHL within the global community. We want to grow qualitatively in a sustainable way. By 2023, when we celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary, it is our goal to position HHL among the top 10 graduate schools in Europe with one of the best Master of Science in Management - Programs worldwide”.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart (Dean) and Dr. Axel Baisch (Chancellor)


Dean of HHL

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart was appointed Dean of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management on April 1st, 2011 and together with Dr. Axel Baisch he leads the Executive Management at HHL. He also serves as a professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at HHL. His duties and responsibilities are laid down in the Higher Education Autonomy Act (Gesetz über die Freiheit der Hochschulen im Freistaat Sachsen) and the statutes of HHL.

As Dean, Prof. Dr. Pinkwart is responsible for providing overall leadership to the university. It is his responsibility to fulfill the vision and mission of the university. He directs the operation of the university, including its academic work, business affairs, alumni relations, government relations and engagement with the broader community.

Prof. Pinkwart is an ex officio member of the Professorial Appointments Committee at HHL and chair of the HHL Senate. Together with Dr. Baisch he reports semiannually to HHL’s Supervisory Board, as well as to the Senate on all academic issues of the school.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
T +49 341 9851-721 (Bettina Eifert)
F +49 341 9851-679
Bettina Eifert
Secretary to the Dean    
T +49 341 9851-721
F +49 341 9851-679

Chancellor of HHL

Dr. Axel Baisch, MBA

Dr. Axel Baisch has served as the Chancellor of HHL since April 1st, 2011. Together with Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart he leads the Executive Management at HHL.

His responsibilities include all business affairs of the university, the supervision of HHL’s alumni activities, government relations and engagement with the broader community. Additionally he holds amongst others the responsibility for developing HHL’s annual budget and long-term financial plans, campus planning, marketing, administrative development, real estate, human resources, corporate partnering, audit and safety and security on campus.

Dr. Baisch is an ex officio member of HHL’s Senate and together with the Dean reports semiannually to HHL’s Supervisory Board, as well as to the Senate on all financial and commercial issues of the university on a regular basis.

Dr. Axel Baisch, MBA
T +49 341 9851-726 (Katrin Schuster)
F +49 341 9851-679
Katrin Schuster
Secretary to the Chancellor
T +49 341 9851-726
F +49 341 9851-679

Executive Assistant

Dr. Nils Lundberg

The Executive Assistant to the Dean and the Chancellor is the direct and primary support person for the Executive Management’s initiatives and priorities. In this position he serves as a liaison between the Executive Management and campus, university, and community, as well as with professional groups, and organizations.

The Executive Assistant also works closely with the heads of the various departments at HHL and serves as the main contact for all inquiries and communications to the Dean and Chancellor.

It is his duty to ensure that all information is properly channeled to the Executive Management and other stakeholders on a timely basis. Furthermore he holds a responsibility for HHL’s alumni relations (together with HHL’s Alumni-Coordinator), the corporate bodies and the committees of the academic self-government at HHL, coordinates all faculty appointment procedures and manages events such as the annual HHL-Forum.

Dr. Nils Lundberg
Executive Assistant to Dean and Chancellor
T +49 341 9851–722
F +49 341 9851–679
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