Associate lecturers

Prof. Ilka Heinze, PhD

Ilka Heinze studied business administration and psychology, earning her Ph.D. with a focus on the learning strategies of failed entrepreneurs. After working as Assistant Director leading one of the HR teams at EY, she started her own business as independent consultant and trainer, leveraging her extensive expertise to assist both medium-sized and international companies in matters of personnel and organizational management, as well as diagnosing and shaping organizational processes. Furthermore, 2021 she has been appointed to a professorship for Business Psychology and Management at Hochschule Fresenius. 

Module: Intercultural Competences and Communication

Prof. Sandra Dressler, PhD

Sandra Dressler is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences at Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT). There, she is the director of the bachelor and master study programs in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering (batch: Industrial Engineering). Her research interests include innovation in high-tech industries and finance-related advances in the sciences, as well as technology-enhanced learning. 

Module: Special Topics in Business Administration.

Anand Bhatt, MBA

Anand Bhatt is a start-up enthusiast and all time interested in “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups”.  He started his career in Germany from an e-mobility start-up eROCKIT Systems GmbH as a research fellow in the field of international business expansion and start-up development. Later, he put his research into action and supported eROCKIT to enter successfully in one of the biggest 2W markets globally. Currently, he is leading a product market entry project from scratch at eROCKIT Systems for a new high-speed motorcycle model. Since 2021, Anand has been also being International Business Expansion Advisor to Aavatto - one of the fast-paced IT start-ups based in India and advising them strategically to increase their footprints globally. He has also been one of the active Advisory Board Members of the MBA&E program since 2021. Anand studied in Amreli (India) and Berlin (Germany); holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and MBA&E with global leadership in engineering specialisation. He has been serving as a freelance lecturer for the MBA&E course at HTW Berlin since 2022 and likes to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and thought process within future entrepreneurs.

Module: Project Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneurship (PIEE)

Jonathan Gable, Dipl.-Kfm.

Jonathan Gable brings to HTW 30 years of international management and leadership experience in consumer marketing and market research. His career features senior management roles at companies like Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, Dunkin’ Brands and Ipsos, and he has led innovation and insight projects for blue-chip clients such as Nestlè, Beiersdorf, Coca-Cola and Sanofi. Jonathan also takes a keen interest in practice-oriented higher education, having worked as a university-level business instructor since 1992. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics and Music from UC Santa Barbara and holds a Diplomkaufmann degree from the University of Hamburg.

Modules: Strategic Marketing; Strategy, Organization and HR Management

Prof. Thomas Rachfall, PhD

Thomas Rachfall is Professor for business administration with a special focus on management accounting. His research interests are big data, information overload, the influence of management reporting on humans as well as stress - and overload analyses. Prior to his current position Prof. Rachfall worked at Dressler & Partner. He served for national and international clients in the fields of Management Accounting, Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing. Additionally he advised clients in benchmarking studies und process analysis. Thomas Rachfall holds a PhD from the Caledonian University Glasgow. Furthermore, he studied in Berlin and Barcelona Business Engineering. 

Modules: Corporate Finance and Controlling, Scientific Writing

Eckhard Schueler-Hainsch, PhD

Dr. Schueler-Hainsch has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. Among other positions, he was Manager of Innovation Business Environment at the Society and Technology Research Group of Daimler, where he conducted future and environmental research to support strategy and product development processes. He holds a diploma and a doctorate in traffic and transportation engineering. Dr. Schueler-Hainsch is currently a consultant supporting innovation and strategy processes for clients in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries.

Module: Automotive Management

Prof. Georg Duschl-Graw, PhD

Professor Georg Duschl-Graw has been professor of electrical machines and renewable energy at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin since 2007. He has been running his own engineering office and developing hardware and software for electrical power engineering since 2003. Before that, he worked for over 10 years as a higher education expert at the TU Berlin and for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation in Algeria. He is a member of the eco-mobility research team at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences and manages several projects in the field of e-cars and inductive speed charging systems.

Module: Alternative drive-train technologies

Prof. Dirk Foerster-Trallo, PhD

Prof. Dr. Dirk Förster-Trallo holds a professorship at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau. Prof. Förster-Trallo previously worked successfully as a project manager and senior research fellow at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig.

During his time at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Förster-Trallo led several outstanding research projects. His main areas of research include applied data science as well as business and knowledge management. His work in the field of information processing for managers in mechanical engineering is particularly noteworthy.

Module: Leadership, Communication & Decision-Making

Harald Preissler, MSc

Harald Preissler is a member of the Society and Technology Research Group of Daimler. With over 25 years of professional experience in the aerospace and automotive industry, he has worked in research and product development, human resources and corporate communication. Major future research topics include transformation processes, innovative energy systems, sustainability and future mobility. He has also worked as a consultant for scenario and strategy development. He holds a diploma in physics from LMU Munich.

Module: New Technologies and Innovation