Heike Bruch

Updated at: March 4, 2023, 4:04 p.m.

Heike Bruch is Leadership Professor at the University of St. Gallen. She is also research director of the Organizational Energy Consortium and academic director of the university's International Study Program.

Between 1999 and 2001 she was visiting scholar and senior research fellow at London Business School. During 1996 to 1999 she was research director and assistant professor of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management at the University of St. Gallen and, from 1991 to 1996, lecturer at the University of Hanover (Germany). She earned her Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Hanover (1996) and her master's (1991) and bachelor's (1989) degrees in business administration at the Free University of Berlin.

Bruch's research is strongly focused on leadership. She works in close Cooperation with international universities both in research and teaching. The focal points of her more recent research work are managers” emotions, volition, action, and leadership in change processes and organizational energy, She has written four books, edited six, and published more than forty articles in journals and books.

Heike Bruch has been Professor and Director of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University of St. Gallen since 2001. Among other things, she is on the board of the DGFP (German Association for Personnel Management), president of the Academic Jury of the Wings of Excellence Award, scientific director of TOP JOB and member of the Habilitation Committee. She advises top executives throughout Europe in the fields of leadership, energy and cultural change. In 2006 she founded the spin-off energy factory St. Gallen.

Heike Bruch has already received several awards for her scientific achievements, including being once again the leading researcher in human resources research in the German-speaking world in 2018 and being voted among the TOP 100 women in Switzerland once again.

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