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Michael Hilb

Michael Hilb

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DBP Group

Michael Hilb is founder of DBP Group and a member of the boards of directors of Klingelnberg,
Kuhn, and Sigvaris Group. He is a titular professor at the University of Fribourg and teaches strategy, 
entrepreneurship and corporate governance at the University of St. Gallen, the University of Zurich, 
and Singapore Management University. 
Michael is chair of the International Board Foundation and vice chair of the Foundation for Value 
Creation. He serves on boards of several organizations, including the Climate Governance Initiative, 
the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations and Chapter Zero Switzerland. 
Previously, Michael led group strategy and digital business at DKSH, where he and his team built a 
leading, profitable pan-Asian digital business, connecting 400 brands with 100 platforms in eight 
markets. He joined the company after five years at Roland Berger and working for Holcim. 
Michael studied business at the University of Michigan, the Stockholm School of Economics and the 
University of St. Gallen, where he earned an MSc and a PhD. He was a visiting fellow at INSEAD and 
Harvard University and completed several executive education programs.

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