The Internationale Controller Verein eV (ICV) or International Controller Association has over 6,000 members who are performing practical controlling in small, medium-sized and large companies. The association was founded in 1975 and provides a meeting platform for controllers from seven different countries. Its aims are to popularise the philosophy and use of controlling, promote an exchange of experiences and enable members to increase professional qualifications. It acts as a representative body and serves as a model of managerial and operational competence represented by members of the association in relations with the public. The exchange of experiences and communication among the members as well as focusing on future-oriented issues constitute essential objectives of the associations's strategy. The chairman of the ICV is Siegfried Gänßlen, CFO of Hansgrohe AG, Schiltach (Germany).The assistant chairman is Prof. Dr. Heimo Losblichler, Steyr University of Applied Sciences (Austria).
A good example of the close cooperation between the Institute and the ICV is Prof. Jürgen Weber's position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Prof. Utz Schäffer's membership on the same board. The ICV and IMC also work together on content issues, especially in the area of empirical research, such as on the WHU Controller Panel.