Jorge Hirter studied economics at Columbia University in New York City (B.A.) and at the University of Basel (lic. rer. pol. / M.A.) and completed his MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. During his international career with Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS), Procter & Gamble and Roland Berger he acquired rich hands-on business and management experience. In 2003 he founded Hirter Consulting to provide advisory services to top management in the areas of strategy and organizational design. Since 2007 he lectures in the program Design Management, International, where he is also member of the leadership team. As trainer with federal certification, he teaches and examines candidates for the Swiss Federal Certificate in Education. He is fluent in English, Spanish, German and French.
His research interests lie in management practices for the next generation of leaders. Design Thinking, related techniques and tools provide very valuable impulses, but the real challenge lies in the development of a fundamentally new body of management thought.