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New Vice President for Sustainability and Information Provision

In its meeting on 7 December 2022, the Senate of the University of Mannheim has elected Professor Dr. Moritz Fleischmann as new Vice President for Sustainability and Information Provision. The Senate elected the Professor from the university’s Business School in a clear vote.

Moritz Fleischmann, an expert on logistics and supply chains, will support the President's Office. Fleischmann will succeed Professor Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons, who resigned because she moved to another university. “I am happy that Professor Fleischmann is willing to assume this office and to support us in the university’s management, in particular, when focusing on sustainability in the university’s research, teaching, and operations”, says President Professor Dr. Thomas Puhl. Fleischmann’s term of office will begin on 1 January 2023 and is scheduled to end on 30 September 2024.

Together with President Puhl, new Executive Vice President Dr. Katrin Schoppa-Bauer, Professor Dr. Annette Kehnel (Professor of History and Vice President for Student Affairs and Teaching), Professor Dr. Thomas Fetzer (Professor of Law and Vice President for Strategic Planning, Internationalization, and Equal Opportunity) and Professor Henning Hillmann, Ph.D. (Professor of Sociology and Vice President for Research and Early-Stage Researchers), Fleischmann will be part of the President’s Office as of 1 January 2023. “I am looking forward to working with the new team. At the same time, I want to thank the Vice Presidents for the work they have done so far, in particular, Professor Edinger-Schons for setting the course for a sustainable future at the University of Mannheim”, says President Puhl.

Text: Dr. Maartje Koschorreck/May 2023

Professor Dr. Moritz Fleischmann studied Business Mathematics in Bayreuth, Bordeaux, and Ulm. In 2000, Fleischmann received a PhD in General Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands with a dissertation in reverse logistics. Until 2004, Fleischmann was Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods and then Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In 2009, he came to the University of Mannheim, where he is holder of the Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. From 2011 until 2019, Fleischmann was academic director of the ESSEC – Mannheim Modular Executive MBA program of the Mannheim Business School. In 2019, he was acting dean of the Business School and from 2019 until 2020 vice dean of the school.