The Initiators

In the spring of 2016 – for the first time – innovation experts and business restructurers joined forces to rescue a business. The start of a major idea.

Peter E. Rasenberger

peterrasenbergerPeter E. Rasenberger is an entrepreneur and the founder of multiple businesses. As a co-founder and current executive partner, he is in charge of the ventures of the merchant banking boutique Rasenberger Toschek. He provides advice to international investors in cross-border investments and devotedly negotiates special situations in the field of corporate rescues. The graduate businessman and certified IT business engineer studied at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany), London (UK) and San Diego (California, USA) and is now residing in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Beijing (China).

Christoph Wecht

Christoph Wecht
Dr. Christoph H. Wecht is a co-founder and partner of the BGW Management Advisory Group in St. Gallen. He is a consultant, business coach, speaker and publisher of practical and scientific journal articles as well as book contributions. At the University of St. Gallen, he is heading the Competence Center for Open Innovation at the Institute for Technology Management (ITEM-HSG) and also lectures in technology management. After graduating in mechanical engineering, he was able to gain working experience in Austria, Germany and the US, where he successfully completed his MBA studies. Prior to the establishment of the BGW AG, Christoph Wecht earned a doctorate from the ITEM-HSG with a thesis on early active integration of customers into the innovation process.

Georg von der Ropp

Georg von der RoppGeorg von der Ropp supports companies in the development and implementation of innovative business models. In a spin-off company of the University of St. Gallen, he is in charge of the advisory business as well as the German subsidiary. Von der Ropp graduated in computer sciences from the Technical University of Munich, followed by a MBA degree from the University of St. Gallen, which focused on innovation and transformation. His career stages prior to the BMI Lab AG include the Siemens AG, the Bayerische Hypotheken- and Wechsel-Bank AG, the sd&m AG as well as the Capgemini Deutschland GmbH. For more than 20 years, he supported notable, renowned businesses in transformation projects. Prior to his time in the BMI lab, he was vice president at Capgemini, at last being responsible for innovation topics in the CTO area.