Dr. Adrian Kyburz, Novartis International AG, and Dr. Benedikt Müller-Stewens, ACA-HSG, will be awarded the Giorgio Behr Prize 2017 of the Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing of the University of St.Gallen (ACA-HSG).
Adrian Kyburz graduated in Business Administration and Chemistry from the University of Zurich (Bachelor and Master of Science). In 2009, he spent two months doing research at the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Chemistry of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. In 2016, he completed his PhD thesis «Internal Auditing in Switzerland: Stakeholder Expectations vs. Self-Perception» in the area of Accounting – Internal Control & Internal Audit at the University of St.Gallen.
Afterwards, Adrian Kyburz joined Novartis International AG in Basel, first in Methodology & Quality Assurance and since July 2016, he has been working there as Internal Auditor.
Benedikt Müller-Stewens graduated in Accounting and Finance from the University of St.Gallen (Bachelor and Master of Arts) and in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Master of Science). In 2009, he spent one semester at the BI – Norwegian School of Management in Oslo and in 2015, two months at Clemson University, USA as Visiting Researcher. At the University of St.Gallen, he completed his PhD thesis «Management Control in New Product Development: Facilitating Innovativeness through Efficiency» in 2016.
Afterwards, Benedikt Müller-Stewens worked as Project Manager in Corporate Research & Technology at Hilti AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Since April 2017, he has been working as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the ACA-HSG.
The Giorgio Behr Prize is endowed by Prof. em. Dr. Giorgio Behr and awards the best dissertations in the subject areas of the Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing of the University of St.Gallen (ACA-HSG).
The official award ceremony of the ACA Prize in Financial Governance and the Giorgio Behr Prize took place on 9 November 2017 as part of the ACA Research Symposium at the University of St.Gallen.