Winners 2019

On 16. September 2019, it was that time of the year again, when those familiar words of the WTT YOUNG LEADER AWARD rang out in the Tonhalle St.Gallen: 
“And the winner is…”. 

We would like to congratulate the winners as well as the first and second runners-up in the categories of Market Research and Management Design for their outstanding achievements! 

Market Research

1st place - Auswirkungen auf das Bankwesen bei einer Abschaffung der Eigenmietwertbesteuerung (PPBB)

Client: St.Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen
Manuela Inauen, Leiterin Kreditprodukte

FHS Project team
Pascal Koller, Project manager, St.Gallen, Matthias Bleiker, Balgach, Adel Fazlic, Altstätten SG, Yves Grundlehner, St.Margrethen SG, Benjamin Hasler, Altstätten SG

Project coach: Judith Scherzinger, M.A. Management
Language coach: Andreas Ackermann
Statistics coach: Prof. Heinz Bleiker

2nd place - Scanning for Opportunities: Constructing a Market Entry Strategy in the U.S. (JUSP)

Client: Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg
Sarah Fiorina, Product Manager Construction Tools

FHS Project team
Thomas Schöb, Project manager, Uzwil, Franziska Fitzi, St.Gallen, Vanessa Meyer, Münchwilen TG, Austin Hampe, Project manager USA, Julie Powell, RMU, Kaitlyn Shipton, RMU

Project coach FHS: Prof. Dr. Franziska Weis
Project coach RMU: Dr. Jill K. Maher

3rd place - Analyse der Energiemassnahme Gebäudemodernisierungskonzept (PPR2)

Client: Energieagentur St.Gallen GmbH, St.Gallen
Lorenz Neher, Leiter Energieförderung

FHS Project team
Pllumbardh Kryeziu, Project manager, Rebstein, Ceylan Toptas, Rorschacherberg, Avni Sulajmani, Rorschach, Amar Redzepi, Heiden, Hajriz Dilaveri, Zuoz, Arian Gagica, Netstal

Project coach: Michael Czarniecki, M.A. HSG
Language coach: Ulrike Rosenbaum
Statistics coach: Dr. Stefan Ch. Ott

Management Design

1st place - holzbaudirekt.de – Schweizer Qualität für den deutschen Holzbauer (PPR3)

Client: Fehr Braunwalder AG, St.Gallen
Thomas Braunwalder, Inhaber

FHS Project team
Christoph Wyss, Project manager, St.Gallen, Valentin Paurevic, Trogen, Carlo Calzavara, St.Gallen, Saskia Bhend, Thundorf, Dennis Huber, Engelburg, Letizia Cicia, Goldach

Project coach: Dr. Christian Heumann

2nd place - Business opportunities for pharmaceutical logistics in Chinese Hospitals

Client: Swisslog (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai
Stefan Hasenfratz, Executive Vice President of Healthcare Solutions Asia

FHS Project team
Marco Casagrande, Project leader, Goldach, Bettina Baur, St.Gallen, Philipp Sturzenegger, Altstätten SG, Bingqing Luo (Stella), Project leader China, SHU; Yaqun Liu (Deborah), SHU; Chuanzhi Hu (Leo), SHU 

Project coach FHS: Prof. Andreas Löhrer
Project coach SHU: Dr. Heidi Hui Yan

3rd place - From Production to Sales - Optimization of the Value Chain (CPIM)

Client: Mediterre International SA, Zug
Valerie S. Kuenzi, Senior Consultant and Member of the Board

FHS Project team
Manuella Zweifel Moro Lopes, Project manager, Waldkirch; Ana Lucic, Rapperswil SG; Joel Müntener, Wittenbach; Andrea Barboza Vargas, LEAD University, Costa Rica; Marta Conçalves de Oliveira, Nova School of Business & Economics, Portugal, Rawisara Udomsri, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand

Project coach: Dr. Ronald Ivancic