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RIAD Congress 2018 - Interview - Dr. Bruno Mascello


Rotterdam School of Management

Bruno Mascello is an adjunct (titular) professor for business law and legal management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and is appointed Vice Director at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG). He also is the Director of the executive programme "Management for the Legal Profession" providing management education to lawyers. Further, he lectures at both the Executive School and the University of St.Gallen, is a keynote speaker at conferences and researches and publishes about various topics at the intersection of law and management. Before joining the University of St.Gallen he served at Zurich Financial Services in various leading management positions of the worldwide legal function (i.a., as Chief Operations Officer Group Legal; Regional General Counsel Middle East), after having worked first as a senior attorney in law firms focused on international corporate and business law. Bruno Mascello studied law at the faculty of law (lic.iur./masters of laws), earned a Ph.D. (Dr.iur.) and completed an Executive MBA at the University of St.Gallen. He also holds an LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to the Swiss Bar and provides legal and legal management consulting services.


  • since 2019 UNIVERSITY OF ST.GALLEN, Professor for Business Law and Legal Management
  • since 2012 UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG) Vice Director
  • 2000 - 2011 ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES Chief Operations Officer (COO) Group Legal, Regional General Counsel Middle East, Coordinator Legal Department Corporate Center, Head Legal Procurement/HR/IT/IP
  • 1996 - 2000 BADERTSCHER DÖRIG & POLEDNA Attorney at Law, Law Firm
  • 1994 - 1995 LAW FIRM and DISTRICT COURT Trainee in Law Firm and Law Clerk at District Court
  • 1992 - 1993 UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN, Faculty of Law Academic Assistant


  • 2009 Executive Diploma in Management for the Legal Profession (MLP-HSG), UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN (ES-HSG)
  • 1999 LL.M. (Master of Laws in Comparative Jurisprudence), NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
  • 1996 Bar admission (Switzerland)
  • 1995 Dr. iur. HSG (comparable with Ph.D.), UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN, Faculty of Law
  • 1991 lic. iur. HSG (comparable with masters of laws), UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN, Faculty of Law


  • since 1988 Part-time Lecturer and Examiner

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