Professor Dr. rer. pol. Christof E. EhrharChristof Ehrhart is Global Head of Corporate Communications & Governmental Affairs and Executive Vice President of Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global technology and service company. From 2009 until 2018 he was Head of Corporate Communications & Responsibility and Executive Vice President at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Before he was in charge of Corporate Communications at European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) and the pharmaceutical company Schering AG.
Since 2013 he is Adjunct Professor for International Corporate Communications at the Institute for Communications and Media Science of the University of Leipzig. Ehrhart has published a number of articles on media and communications in magazines and scientific books. Since 2016 he is writing a blog on the future of Corporate Communications in the age of digital disruption at www.futureproofingpr.com.
Besides my corporate career I have been continuously engaged as visiting lecturer in the academic discipline of Corporate Communications. My teaching assignments include the Free University Berlin, the University of Zurich and the University of Leipzig. Until 2011 I was heading the Board of Trustees of the newly founded private Quadriga University Berlin.
I studied Political Science, Economic History and German Literature at the University of Saarland (Saarbrücken) and at the University of Wales (College of Cardiff). After having earned my Ph.D. in Political Science for a study on the transformation of political systems I worked as research fellow at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Saarland.
My seminars focus on the success factors of international Corporate Communications practice. Students learn to apply concrete communications measures in dealing with realistic show cases. Dimensions such as communications strategy, crisis communication, internal communication and stakeholder engagement play key roles.
The teaching aims at conveying the conditions of excellent international communications management in an increasingly complex internal and external environment due to social media-induced hyper-transparency, globalized business relations and increased expectations of critical stakeholders.
The seminars are held in english.