The Steering Committee


Alexander R. Petsch

  • Co-Initiator of the Leonardo-European Corporate Learning Award
  • Founder and CEO of HRM Research Institute and børding Messe AG, organizing tradeshows e.g. for Human Resources Management, Online Marketing, occupational health and safety, travel- and event-management in Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
  • Publisher of "personal manager", the magazine for HR professionals and "Miss Moneypenny" the Swiss office management magazine.
  • Founder of Germany's largest social networking portal for HR professionals, as well as and
  • Founder and former CEO of "spring Messe Management" in Mannheim

       Günther M. Szogs

  • Secretary of the Advisory Board of the Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award
  • Founding member of "The New Club of Paris"
  • Longtime expertise as head of skill- and knowledge management in major banks
  • Speaker of knowledge-experts association
  • Member of scientific advisory board for Innovation for the German Federal Government

       Prof. Dr.
       Winfried Sommer

  • former scientific director for congresses of HR professionals: PLE Professional Learning Europe, SeLC Swiss eLearning Conference and AeLC Austrian eLearning Conference
  • Co-initiator of the "Executive Forum", an event for HR board members and Chief Learning Officers in cohesion with the Leonardo Award presentation
  • Co-initiator with Prof. Dr. Uwe Beck of the Learntec in Karlsruhe
  • Emeritus Professor for Sociology and Political Sciences at the Universities of Landau, Mainz, Esslingen and Karlsruhe