Michael Hilb is Founder and CEO of DBP Group, a business group with a focus on developing digital growth platforms in Asia and Europe. He serves on the supervisory boards of Klingelnberg Ltd., IMP-HSG and the Board Foundation and is Titular Professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, lecturing strategy, entrepreneurship and corporate governance at the University of St. Gallen, the University of Zurich and Singapore Management University.
Previously, Michael was Vice President Group Strategy and Digital Business of DKSH, a USD 11 bn market expansion services provider with a focus on Asia. He built with his team a leading, profitable Pan-Asian online distribution business connecting 400 brands with 100 platforms in eight markets and led the Group Strategy, Digital Platform, Business Excellence, Innovation, Analytics and Transformation functions. He joined the company after five years with Roland Berger, an international strategy consultancy, and working as a Project Manager for Holcim, a multinational construction materials group.
Michael studied business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of St. Gallen, where he graduated with an MSc and a PhD in Management and a CAS in Board Effectiveness. He was a Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Research Fellow at INSEAD in France and Singapore, completed executive education programs at IMD, INSEAD and HBS and obtained certificates in artificial intelligence from MIT and the University of Zurich.