Born in Coburg (Germany), Wolfgang Schürer pursued his studies at the University of Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences, in St. Gallen, where he abtained his M.B.A. in 1970. In 1969, he set up the International Students` Committee (ISC) which annually organizes the International Management Symposia at the University of St. Gallen. Under his leadership, the Symposia have evolved into a forum of international reputation. In 1973, Mr. Schuerer founded his own consulting company, MS Management Service AG, of which he serves as Chairman. Currently, he also participates on the Advisory Boards of several corporations, academic institution and foundations, among them his chairmanship of the “Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance”. From 2001 to 2009, he served as a distinguished professor in the practice of International Business Diplomacy, at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington D.C. The University of St. Gallen awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in 1999 and from 2005 to 2010 he served as a permanent visiting Professor for Public Affairs.