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WHU CCT 2021 – Leading Corporate Transformation in a Post-Covid World

Within the time frame of a single year the pandemic has irrevocably changed our world. Businesses around the globe have been forced to undertake urgent and fundamental transformation in the way they connect with customers, organize supply chains, define work practices and manage people’s careers.

The WHU CCT 2021 event focusses on 4 key existential questions:


How do leaders envision a post-Covid world?

What transformation agenda did the pandemic set into motion?

How have leading companies been able to deal with the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic?

And how can your organization start rethinking and reconfiguring to be more successful in a post-Covid world?


You will gain deep insights from first-class speakers and inspiring leaders on how they are mastering the disruptive challenges of today to bring more agility and growth to your organization.



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Welcome Note

Prof. Dr. Serden Ozcan , Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Session 1 – Perspectives from the Top

Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE

Session 2 – Perspectives from the Top

Pamela Knapp, Supervisory Board Member, Signify NV & Saint-Gobain SA & Lanxess AG

Networking Session

Session 3 – Perspectives from the Top

Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Vodafone Germany

Session 4 – Perspectives from the Top

Martina Merz, CEO, ThyssenKrupp AG


Session 5 – Perspectives from the Top

Dietmar Eidens, Chief HR Officer, Merck KGAA

Session 6 – Perspectives from the Top

Dr. Lars Grünert, CFO, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

Networking Session

Four interactive workshops based on real-life transformational case studies

Alvarez & Marsal – FTI Consulting | Andersch – ​PricewaterhouseCoopers – E.ON EnerjiSA

Closing Keynote

Matthias Hartmann, Chairman of the Management Board, Techem GmbH

Wrap up and Way Forward