Executive Management

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner and Dr. Marcus Kölling

Executive Management of HHL

HHL offers a unique blend of tradition and state-of-the art in business education. As the oldest business school in the German speaking countries, it was an innovation driver already in the 19th century. Today, HHL is positioned internationally as one of the leading business schools in Europe. We stand for entrepreneurship, general management and our mantra as the "personal business school”.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner (Dean)

Dean of HHL

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner is Dean of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and also its CEO. He also serves as chairholder of the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Chair for Strategic Management and Family Business. 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. Stubner is responsible for providing overall leadership to the Business School. It is his task to shape the vision, mission and strategy of the university. He oversees and directs the operations of the Business School, including its academic profile, business affairs, government and alumni relations and stakeholder communication.

Prof. Dr. Stubner is an ex officio member of the professorial appointments committee and chair of the HHL senate. He reports semiannually to HHL’s Supervisory Board, as well as to the Senate on all academic issues of the university.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
T +49 341 9851-721 (Bettina Eifert)
F +49 341 9851-679
Bettina Eifert
Assistant to the Dean
T +49 341 9851-721
F +49 341 9851-679
Tina Weidema-Guglielmi
Assistant to the Dean
T +49 341 9851-722
F +49 341 9851-679

Chancellor of HHL

Dr. Marcus Kölling

Dr. Marcus Kölling has served as the Chancellor of HHL since July 1st, 2018. Together with Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner, he leads the Executive Management at HHL. His responsibilities as the Chancellor and CFO include all business affairs of the university, the supervision of HHL’s alumni activities, and the management of government relations and engagement with the broader community. Additionally, he holds the responsibility for developing HHL’s annual budget and long-term financial plans, corporate partnerships, marketing, administrative development, Human Resources, campus planning, real estate, and safety and security audits on campus. 

Dr. Kölling 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. Marcus Kölling
T +49 341 9851-726 (Katrin Schuster)
F +49 341 9851-679
Katrin Schuster
Assistant to the Chancellor
T +49 341 9851-726
F +49 341 9851-679

Head of Executive Office

The Head of Executive Office 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 Head of Executive Office 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. Kay Eric Winkler
Head of Executive Office
T +49 341 9851-723
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