Management Team

Prof. Dr. Robert Winter

Robert Winter
Robert Winter has been professor of information management at the University of St. Gallen and director of the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen (IWI-HSG) since 1996. Alongside teaching, research and further training, Robert Winter is an active contributor to his specialist field of enterprise-wide aspects of information management as (co-)editor of various book series and academic journals, and as a member of academic associations. He provides guidance and insights for CC KEY’s scientific activities.

Prof. Dr. Peter Rohner

Peter Rohner
Peter Rohner has been an entrepreneur since 1989. He is chairman of the board of directors of the Business Engineering Group (BEG) and takes an active role in promoting business as a board member of the Thurgau Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since 2005, he has also held a teaching post at the University of St. Gallen and heads research projects at the chair of Robert Winter. Both share a strong interest in project leadership within management as the key to the success of change projects. Peter Rohner is the operational director of CC KEY and ensures positive impacts through knowledge transfer between research and the world of practice.

Caroline Kiselev

Caroline Kiselev
Caroline Kiselev studied Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG). During her studies she worked for several projects, e.g. for the Cybathlon at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich. She has accessed large, complex projects through research and practice and understands their character. Caroline Kiselev develops and organizes the activities of our Co-Center for Project Governance (ICPG) ICPG and supports the the CC KEY. In parallel, she is external PhD Student at the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen (IWI-HSG) and conducts research in the fields of project governance and agile transformation.

Jan-Philipp Schiele

Jan-Philipp Schiele
Jan-Philipp Schiele studied industrial- /organizational psychology in Erding and business administration in Salzburg. Meanwhile, he gained experience in financial industry, completed an additional degree in IT management and specialized in developing digital business models. After different positions in sales & distribution, operations and controlling, Jan-Philipp Schiele workes as Manager Project Portfolio at Swiss Life since 2015, where he coordinates all activities concerning strategic projects executed in the the german business unit. As an external PhD student his primary research interest is based in project portfolio governance and its change in agile environments.

Roman Klimenko

Roman Klimenko
Roman Klimenko holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Project Management (Warwick University, UK) and one in Computer Science and Engineering (Moscow State Technical University, Russia). While working in Management Consulting (Accenture), Roman focused on re-designing business processes for successful IT system integration into Retail and Banking companies. Apart from industry experience, Roman has been leading the Global Business department in Khon Kaen University (Thailand) and exploring business approach of Asia-Pacific companies during his teaching experience in Kyorin University (Tokyo, Japan). Roman is currently pursuing his external PhD at the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen (IWI-HSG) focusing on project success factors at the project leadership level.

Corinne Ruckstuhl

Corinne Ruckstuhl
Corinne Ruckstuhl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Innovation. At the same time, she is enrolled in the program for business education. Corinne Ruckstuhl already counts on valuable experience during and after her studies. She gained first experiences in CRM and Data Analytics at a Big-4 company and was able to contribute this valuable experience to a consultancy focusing on digital transformation and service. Through her work in a project team of an international software company, Corinne Ruckstuhl gained exciting insights into various technologies and was able to deepen her project management knowledge. Corinne Ruckstuhl supports the team as a student assistant.

Ira Blessing

Ira Blessing
Ira Blessing holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.A. HSG) and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance (M.A. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen. As part of her bachelor’s thesis under Prof. Dr. Peter Rohner she examined how companies decide on a project management approach and when classic, agile and hybrid methods are suitable. Ira Blessing supports the team as a student assistant.

Daria Höhener

Daria Höhener
Daria Höhener holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration of the University of St.Gallen, where she dealt with hybrid project management models in her Bachelor’s thesis. She is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Innovation. At the same time Daria Höhener runs a dance and movement school and has broad experience in the start-up community. In the course of various internships she has gained insight into UBS Wealth Management. She is currently participating in a talent program of Accenture that focuses on topics related to digitalization and technology.