Prof. Dr. Brigitte Winkler

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2022


Leadership and Transformation


Prof. Dr. Brigitte Winkler is co-founder and partner of A47 Consulting, consultancy for corporate development and management diagnostics in Munich. Her consulting focus includes the selection and coaching of executives as well as the consulting of change projects. Before founding her own consulting firm, she held management positions at HypoVereinsbank AG in Germany and abroad and was responsible, among other things, for the implementation of personnel strategies in change projects following restructuring or post-merger phases. For about 20 years, she has been co-editor of the journal "OrganisationsEntwicklung", the leading German-language journal for change management and corporate development. She studied and earned her doctorate in business psychology at the LMU and holds consulting-related certifications as a senior management coach, supervisor, mediator, management diagnostician and change manager. In her consulting and with her publications, she is concerned with promoting the design of stimulating, productive and healthy work contexts.


  • Co-Editor of OrganisationsEntwicklung, Journal for Corporate Development and Change Management, Handelsblatt Media Group GmbH, (since 2003 - present)
  • Managing Partner of A47 Consulting, Consulting for Corporate Development and Management Diagnostics, Munich, (since 2000 - present)
  • Director of central personnel development at HypoVereinsbank AG parallel to this: project management of various projects in human resources management in the context of a company merger between two major German banks. (1997 - 2000)
  • Head of the Human Resources and Training Department of a division in HYPO-Bank AG (1995 - 1997)
  • Internal Consultant for Organisational Development, Hypo Mortgage Services in London UK (1994 - 1995)