Maria Veronika Surboeck

Hon. Prof. (FH), MSc.

Professional Career

Work History
Oct 2004 - Present


IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Chairperson for “Human Resource and Intercultural Management” at the programme “International Business and Export Management”, and lecturer at the “School of Business".

  • Developing and implementing lectures and seminars
  • Supervision of bachelor and master theses
  • Carrying out bachelor and master examinations

Integration of the industry into the learning environment providing practical insights for students through excursions, mutual projects, or case studies. 

Cooperation with the InterNeg Research Center at John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Canada, utilising e-negotiation tools for developing international negotiation skills. (GRIN).

Cooperation with the Turku School of Economics, Finland, utilising VIBu simulation creating global learning environments for students as well as organisations (VIBu).

Jan 2003 - Present

Consultant and Coach

Maria Veronika Surboeck

Management Consulting in the field of Change Management to support the implementation of corporate strategies.

Oct 2013 - Jul 2014

Visiting Professor

  • CETYS Universidad Baja California, Campus Ensenada, Mexico         Lecturer at the summer school - Change Management
  • University Krok, Kyiv, Ukraine                                                                               Guest lecturer - Organization Theory
Oct 2004 - Jun 2014


Lauder Business School, Vienna

Lecturer at the degree program “Intercultural Management and Leadership”

  • Developing and implementing lectures and seminars
  • Supervision of master theses
Jan 1996 - Dec 2002

Managing Director & Partner

Bereuter & Partner Consulting GmbH

In-depth analyses of organisations in Central and Eastern Europe to determine improvement potentials, develop improvement strategies and implement proposed changes, considering factors such as industry, environment, culture, size, technology, and strategy.


  • Implementing restructuring and process redesign measures at HITACHI in Germany in the areas of forecasting, planning, maintenance and human resource management – achieving improvements of € 670k p.a.
  • Development and implementation of a change vision by also integrating lean management principles at Homogen Holz, achieving measurable improvements of € 1 mio. p.a.
Jul 1989 - Dec 1995

Unit Vice President, Member of the Central European Management Team


Regional manager, project manager and management trainer, up to 35 staff members. In charge of carrying out analyses and projects with the objective of increasing efficiency and effectiveness in organisations by implementing management systems for service as well as industrial organisations in Austria, Germany, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland and Italy. 


  • Implementation of a recruitment and selection process as well as a fast tracking program for the German region to support regional growth.
  • Management of a project (SVIT a.s.) in the Czech Republic of 880 man weeks with the focus on implementing competitive strategies in a former state-owned organisation fully driven by planned market activities. Achieving improvements in the range of € 10 mio. p.a.
  • Managing a project at Nestlé Oesterreich to improve efficiency in the production processes, achieving an increase of throughput of 18 %.


Sep 2003 - May 2005

Master of Science

Umweltmanagement Austria

Interdisciplinary study programme focusing on Management, Technology, Ecology and Law.

Nov 1995 - Mar 2001

Master of Advanced Studies

Umweltmanagement Austria

Interdisciplinary study programme focusing on Management, Technology, Ecology and Law.

Diploma “passed with distinction”

Jul 1978 - Nov 1982

Final Vocational School Diploma

Dr. Johannes Riegl

Vocational Training in Communications Engineering.


Change Management (incl. Project Management)

A wide array of experiences gained throughout many years of working in the consulting industry. 

Training and Coaching

Experience in developing and implementing training and coaching programs for organisations, as well as in education institutions.

Intercultural Communications

Experience due to living and working abroad, as well as lecturing mainly in English speaking study programmes with a culturally diverse groups of students.