The GSB Mainz team had not expected such a big response: Around 60 participants registered for the first GSB Mainz fireside chat since February 2020 with Hannes Müller (Lufthansa Consulting GmbH) on Friday, November 12, 2021. After 20 years in various positions within the Lufthansa Group, he has been Managing Director of Lufthansa Consulting GmbH since May 2020. As a fireside guest, he also brings a close connection to GSB Mainz. He is a graduate of the 15th Executive MBA class and successfully completed his MBA degree at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2017. At the fireside chat in the university's Alte Mensa, Müller spoke with participants about the general challenges of the aviation industry, personal development and perception of one's own personality as a "brand," and leadership challenges in an international company that has been particularly hard hit by the Corona pandemic.
In addition to the two currently studying 21st and 22nd EMBA cohorts, the participants of the first Young Professional MBA cohort as well as the ambassadors of GSB Mainz were invited to the fireside chat.
The "fireside chats" held as part of the Executive MBA program are a special feature of the EMBA program that is particularly appreciated by the participants. Participants are offered several opportunities during their course of study to meet with high-ranking representatives of the corporate and public sectors. Afternoon courses are followed by a fireside chat by a guest, usually a member of a corporate, public or political organization; participants can enter into dialog with the guest and discuss the issue in question. In some cases, course participants may also be invited to visit the business or public institution that the guest represents.
Previous fireside guests were the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance in his then function as Co-Head of Germany at Goldman Sachs, Dr. Jörg Kukies, the Bishop of Mainz, Peter Kohlgraf, members of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and various board members of renowned companies such as SCHOTT AG, Boehringer Ingelheim, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers Internationals etc.