UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
RenÃ© Algesheimer holds the chair of marketing and market research at the University of Zurich. After his highschool years at the Stefan George-Gymnasium Bingen/Rhein (Abitur 1992), he studied mathematics, business administration and music (classic piano, jazz sax) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. RenÃ© Algesheimer holds a degree in mathematics (2000, â€œmagna cum laudeâ€, thesis topic: "Elliptische Kurven als alternatives Public-Key Verfahren im Homebanking-Standard HBCI"), and a doctorate (Dr. oec.) from the University of St. Gallen/Switzerland (2004, â€œsumma cum laudeâ€, thesis topic: "Brand Communities"). From 2004 and 2007 he worked as an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Zurich, and thereafter between 2007 and 2009 as an associate professor of marketing at the Ecole SupÃ©rieure de Commerce Montpellier (Montpellier Business School). In the recent past RenÃ© Algesheimer has received six job offers as marketing professor from national and international universities and business schools (University of Zurich [assistant professor], University of Passau [W3], Ecole SupÃ©rieure de Commerce Montpellier [Associate], Euromed Marseille [Associate], WHU Vallendar [Full], UniversitÃ¤t ZÃ¼rich [Chair]). In 2009 he accepted the offer as chaired professor of marketing at the University of Zurich/Switzerland.