Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt is the occupant of the Dr. Ing. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology & Leadership, and patron of the EY PUBLIC VALUE AWARD. He studied Psychology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, the Oxford Brookes University (under Michael Argyle) and in Peking. In 2003, he earned his doctorate at the University of St. Gallen. In 2013, he completed his habilitation at the same university with the Venia Legendi for Business Administration, with particular emphasis on organizational and personnel management. He is Managing Director of the Center for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St. Gallen, and one of the most important scientists in the Public Value research.

The Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology & Leadership was founded in 2015 by COGNOS AG, under the leadership of Dr. Ing. Arend Oetker. The main topics of the chair include public value management, value creation for the common good, competence management and leadership.