Person Detail

Andreas Wittmer

Andreas Wittmer

Andreas Wittmer


Managing Director

Büro 3-104
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Network Industries (e.g. Aviation, Transportation), Consumer behavior, Service Management and Marketing


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Aarhus School of Business (2000)

Master of Finance and International Business, Aarhus School of Business (2002)

Dr.oec.HSG Doctoral Program in Multicultural Management, University of St. Gallen (2005)

Supervisory Board Seminar: New Concepts for the Supervisory Board (2016)

CAS Global Aviation Management (2019)

Professional Career

Credit Suisse, Zurich, Investment Accounting  

Researcher, Economics Department, Aarhus School of Business

Lindberg International, Country Manager Switzerland and Benelux

Research Associate at Institute for Public Services and Tourism

Project Leader Institute für Systemic Management and Public Governance

Teaching Activities

Aviation Systems - Management of the Aviation Value Chain

Aviation Management Asia Compact

CEMS Business Projects

Personal Performance Management Seminar

Business Projects Master Marketing, Services Communication

Research - Practice - Venture Projects, Master of Business Innovation 


Air Transport Research Society
German Aviation Research Society
Swiss Transport Academic Society
Swiss Aero-Club
Swiss Aviation Journalists (SAJ)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Aeroclub of Switzerland (AeCS)
Aeroclub of Eastern Switzerland (President)
Austrian Aeroclub
Gliding Club Cumulus
World Conference on Transport Research Society


FAI Honorary Group Diploma for extraordinary works in public aviation education and research (handed out on 5th October 2008 for CFAC-HSG)

Pro Aero Honorary Diploma for excellent works in the field of civil aviation 2011

Peter Keller best paper award for paper "Explicit and implicit customer loyalty factors in the leisure Airline industry" at the 65th AIEST Conference in Lijiang, China 23 - 27 August 2015.

Modul University Vienna Best Teaching Award 2015.

CS Best Teaching Award 2019 of the Student body of the University of St. Gallen.

CEMS Master of International Management, Best School Award 2019, responsible as Academic Director.

Impact Award 2023, University of St. Gallen, Topic: Sustainable Aviation

Editorial Board

Journal of Air Transport Management

International Journal of Aviation Management

Tourism Analysis

Editor of the CFAC-The Aviation Series

Scientific Advisory Board of European Aviation Conference 

Scientific Advisory Committee of Air Transport Research Society

Research Cooperation

Canton of Zurich, New edition of study “The importance of the metropolitan area Zurch for Südbaden” (Edition 2013) Focus in edition 2021/22 on Importance / Role of Zurich Airport

Aviation Research Center Switzerland (member of Board (no remuneration), regular smaller and bigger research project cooperations)


Additional Information

Dr. Andreas Wittmer is Head of International Networks, Academic Director of the CEMS Master of International Management and Senior Lecturer in Management with special focus on Aviation at the University of St. Gallen. Furthermore, he is Managing Director of the Center for Aviation Competence and Vice Director at the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance. In addition he holds guest teaching positions at Swiss and international Universities on Bachelor-, Master- and Executive Level. His research focuses on network industries, such as Aviation. His interests link with a better understanding of efficiencies generated by networks and the impacts on stakeholders. There is a link to ongoing digitalisation, which accelerated with the growth of Internet connectivity and is going into new levels of how value is generated. From this perspective he researches into consumer perception and behaviour, service management and marketing. He regularly publishes in international journals and books. He is member of several editorial boards of acadmic journals and conferences. Furthermore, he is Vice President of the supervisory board of the Swiss Aerospace Cluster, member of the supervisory board of the infrastructure organisation of Engadin Airport, supervisory board member of Mollis Airport AG, Vice President of the supervisory board of the Swiss Aviation Research Center and freelance aircraft accident investigator at the Swiss Aircraft Accident Investigation Office. He holds awards for best teaching at University of St. Gallen and Modul University Vienna, Best Paper Awards from AIEST Conference and Honours from FAI and Pro Aero Foundation for excellent work with the Center for Aviation Competence at the University of St. Gallen.