Practical relevance through proximity to the economy

With its flexible study structure and the option to study hybrid, the IGC is particularly suitable to adapt university education to the changing demands of the working world. The combination of internationality and practical content allows the IGC to educate managers according to their needs as well as providing significant support for personnel development in businesses. In this endeavour we are supported by our advisory board.


IGC Advisory Board

Angelika Saacke-Lumper

Managing Director at Saacke GmbH

  • Managing Director
  • H. Saacke GmbH & Co. KG
  • Industrial solutions
    For more than 80 years, we have been involved in combustion technology and today are among the world leaders in this field. As specialists, we plan, develop and manufacture burners and system solutions for industrial thermal processes. At the same time, we are represented in the industry with our products and services as well as on ship and offshore installations.

Christian Freese

Managing Director at Freese AG

  • Managing Director
  • G. Theodor Freese GmbH & Co. KG
  • Marine technology
    We are active in the areas of ship decking, flooring technology, corrosion protection and technology. Within these areas, we are highly specialized and aspire to occupy a leading market position.

Dr.-Ing. Günther Diekhöner

Founder and Managing Director of Denkfabrik Digital (DDX)

  • Founder and Managing Director of
  •  Denkfabrik Digital (DDX)
  • Consulting
    Denkfabrik Digital (DDX) is a German innovation foundry founded in 1976. It helps customers create the most valuable products and services by solving the root causes that prevent innovation. With equal footprint across Europe and Asia, they help companies of all sizes and sizes maximize their potential.

Janina Marahrens-Hashagen

Managing Director at H. Marahrens Schilderwerk Siebdruckerei Stempel GmbH

  • Managing Director
  • H. Marahrens Schilderwerk Siebdruckerei Stempel GmbH
  • Printing Technology
    In its more than 60-year history, the Marahrens Group has developed into a medium-sized company with a long tradition and the resulting innovation in signs of all kinds.

Klaus Göken

Patent attorney

  • Patent attorney
  • Eisenführ Speiser Patentanwälte
  • Legal
    The range of services of Eisenführ Speiser encompasses the entire field of intellectual property law as well as the areas of copyright and competition law. Technical inventions, new product designs, attractive brands - they can all be the subject of exclusion rights.

Klaus Freese

Managing Director at DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH

  • Managing Director
  • DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH
  • Manufacturing systems for shoe manufacturers
    DESMA supplies efficient and economical production systems of highest quality, reliable and fast, to footwear manufacturers worldwide.

Dr. Patrick Wendisch

Managing Partner at Lampe & Schwartze KG

  • Managing Partner
  • Lampe & Schwartze KG
  • Consulting
    Lampe & Schwartze Group consists of Underwriting, Broking and Services - with strong and independent subsidiaries.
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Dr. Michael Winkler

Managing Director at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

  • Managing Director
  • Hella Fahrzeugkomponenten GmbH
  • Electronics
    HELLA is a global, listed family business with more than 40,000 employees at more than 125 locations in some 35 countries. HELLA specializes in innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics and, as one of the technology leaders, has been an important partner to the automotive industry and the aftermarket for more than one hundred years.

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