Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Winter

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Winter

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dipl.-Kfm.


Key activities

  • Management of strategy projects
  • Implementation and supervision of strategy
  • Leading change management programmes
  • Design and implementation of management development programmes
  • Training courses in the areas of strategy, change management and leadership

Career experience and current functions

  • Expert for integrated corporate development. Successful consultant since 1994. Coach and active in executive education for companies and top decision-makers.
  • Experience in many sectors and just as at home supporting SMEs as working for large corporate concerns.
  • C-level experience in the fields of strategy, change management, leadership and management development.
  • Sought after facilitator, keynote speaker and lecturer.

Some current functions:

  • Winter Management Consultants: Founder & CEO
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management: Associate professor, management consultant and trainer for strategy, leadership & change
  • Zurich International Business School: Director Competence Center Strategy, Structures & Processes
  • St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University: Visiting Professor for Strategy & Change
  • ZfU International Business School, Zürich: Core Faculty for Strategy
  • Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen: Associate Professor for International Leadership
  • Donau Universität Krems: Associate Professor for Strategy, Change & Leadership
  • Duale Hochschule Baden Wuerttemberg: Professor for International Management

Working languages

German and English

Industry experience

  • Automotive
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Building & Construction
  • Capital Equipment
  • Defense
  • Environmental Solutions
  • Pharmaceuticals & Health Care
  • Publishing, Media & IT
  • Real Estate Services
  • Wholesale & Retail


  • Studied business at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich
  • Doctorate at the Army University in Munich. Received doctor status for well-regarded development of an integrated “Theory of the Observer”, a fundamental study about consultancy approaches based on systems theory.
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