[Translate to English:] WU Bühne Festsaal

WU Manager of the Year 2022 Christopher Schläffer

Location: Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 15 November 2022 at 18:00

Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

How can we build a fairer society?

Award ceremony, lecture, and discussion in English and German

Christopher Schläffer, an alumnus and CEO of technology company NYOUM, is WU’s Manager of the Year 2022. He is a visionary entrepreneur and top international executive (Accenture, Deutsche Telekom, T-Online) with an exemplary sense of social responsibility. After the award ceremony, his lecture entitled ‘The Economics of Equality’ will look at how we can create a fairer society. Together with panelists including Anjhula Bais, Chair of the International Board of Amnesty International, WU Professor Karin Heitzmann and Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas, he will address issues of socioeconomic inequality, stigmatization, stereotyping, structural barriers and exclusion.

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.


Christopher Schläffer, Founder, Chairperson and CEO, NYOUM


Anjhula Mya Singh Bais, Chair of the International Board, Amnesty International

Karin Heitzmann, Co-Head of the Research Institute for Economics of Inequality, WU

Rem Koolhaas, Founding Partner OMA, Professor in Practice GSD/Harvard University

Moderated by:

Michael Köttritsch, Head of the Management & Career and Editorial Training Department at the newspaper “Die Presse”

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