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Maria Veronika Surboeck

Hon. Prof. (FH), MSc.

Professional Career

July 2019Present

E-Learning Content Creator and Instructor


Creation and development of eLearning courses currently utilizing the Udemy platform, focusing on topics of Organization Development.

Feb 2004Present


IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Lecturer at the School of Business.

  • Developing and implementing lectures and seminars
  • Supervision of bachelor and master theses and carrying out final 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 Turku School of Economics, Finland, utilising VIBu simulation creating global learning environments for students as well as organisations (VIBu).

Jan 2003Present

Consultant and Coach

Maria Veronika Surboeck

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

In-depth diagnosis of organizations in Nordic, Central and Eastern Europe to determine improvement potentials, developing and implementing improvement interventions. Considering factors like industry environment, culture, size, technology and strategy.

Projects include interventions such as redesigning and restructuring of order-to-cash processes to increase knowledge and skills sharing to cope with demands by fast moving environments. Integration of organizational cultures after mergers, etc.

May 2006Present

Visiting Professor

  • CETYS Universidad Baja California, Campus Ensenada, Mexico    
  • University KROK, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Inholland Hogschool, Campus Diemen, The Netherlands
Jan 1996Dec 2002

Managing Director & Partner

Bereuter & Partner Consulting GmbH

In-depth analyses of organizations in Central and Eastern Europe to determine improvement potentials, develop improvement strategies and implement proposed changes.

  • Example 1: 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.
  • Example 2: 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 1989Dec 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 organizations by implementing management systems for service as well as industrial organisations in Austria, Germany, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland and Italy. 

  • Example 1: 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.
  • Example 2: Managing a project at Nestlé Oesterreich to improve efficiency in the production processes, achieving an increase of throughput of 18 %.


Oct 2016Dec 2016

Professional Development

Emeritus Institute of Management / MIT

Intelligent teams and networks - Communication and collaboration in the digital age

Sep 2003May 2005

Master of Science

Umweltmanagement Austria

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

Nov 1995Mar 2001

Master of Advanced Studies

Umweltmanagement Austria

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

Diploma “passed with distinction”

Jul 1978Nov 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.