Institute of Management Accounting and Control

Dr. Bernhard Günther on new developments in the CFO role

Fortum's CFO, Dr. Bernhard Günther, gives a guest lecture in Professor Dr. Marko Reimer's BSc course "The CFO – Roles, career paths, and impact on firm outcomes".

How is the CFO role changing in light of the fundamental changes in the corporate finance function? What influence do CFOs have on their companies' performance? How do CEOs and CFOs work together, and what do we know about CFOs' career paths? These and other exciting questions are being explored in Professor Dr. Marko Reimers' BSc course "The CFO - Roles, career paths, and impact on firm outcomes".

In addition to the in-depth discussion of current CFO research papers, Bernhard Günther's guest lecture on the last course date on October 1 offered students the opportunity to reflect on the theories and empirical results discussed during the semester against the background of Bernhard Günther's very personal experiences.

Dr. Bernhard Günther, CFO at fortum (former CFO at RWE and innogy), who is also member of the IMC advisory board, gave compelling insights into his career path and his experiences as CFO, drawing on nearly two decades of experience. We say THANK YOU for the interesting lecture and the many inspiring ideas and career advice!