Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Better, Simpler Strategy

the 3rd HESR Masterclass with a Harvard Business School professor in Cluj-Napoca



8:30 – 19:30 | Cluj-Napoca | Platinia Hotel









Felix Oberholzer-Gee

professor of business administration


Felix Oberholzer-Gee is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. A member of the faculty since 2003, Professor Oberholzer-Gee received his Masters degree, summa cum laude, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Zurich. His first faculty position was at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches competitive strategy in executive education programs such as the Program for Leadership Development, the Senior Executive Program for China, and in a program for media executives titled Effective Strategies for Media Companies. Professor Oberholzer-Gee won numerous awards for excellence in teaching, including the Harvard Business School Class of 2006 Faculty Teaching Award for best teacher in the core curriculum, and the 2002 Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award for best teacher in the Wharton MBA program. Prior to his academic career, Professor Oberholzer-Gee served as managing director of Symo Electronics, a Swiss-based process control company.

HESR masterclass

In nearly every business segment and corner of the world economy, the most successful companies dramatically outperform their rivals. What is their secret? At a time when rapid technological change and global competition conspire to upend traditional ways of doing business, these companies pursue radically simplified strategies. At a time when many managers struggle not to drown in vast seas of projects and initiatives, these businesses follow simple rules that help them select the few ideas that truly make a difference.

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19 JUNE - 7 JULY
  • Entry to all sessions
  • Coffee Break & Lunch
  • 1 Cocktail night ticket

*HESR members get a €100 discount when purchasing a ticket.


“The HESR Masterclass was an eye-opener, on how strategy is foundational and utmost important to any company’s success, big or small. With practical case-studies and real life examples, leaders were able to set organizational goals and initiate a clear strategy creation, that could provide their companies with a competitive edge, in the post-pandemic VUCA period.”

Birtalan Csanád

Assistant Vice President, BYJU’S

“This seminar offers a unique possibility of development not only for business leaders but their team members, as well. It is a great privilege to have access to such a world class learning experience with a Harvard Business School professor locally, in Romania. I would encourage everyone aspiring for self and professional development profiting from it.”

Nagy Károly

General Manager, Promelek XXI SA

“Last years event,  Strategic
reorientation and digitalization in a Post-Pandemic Era, with professor Collis, made us aware of the lack of clarity in our strategic orientation, and forced us to redefine our strategies inside our group. At the same time it made cost cutting decisions easier in the last part of 2022 to  streamline and optimise our operations.”

Gündisch Zoltán

General Manager, Mendola Investment Group

Who is it for?

Designed for individuals with experience in business management, leadership, and business administration, our exclusive training programme offers advanced courses led by industry experts. Here, you’ll gain cutting-edge strategies and practical insights to elevate your business acumen and leadership skills. We kindly remind attendees that the use of cellphones during the event is discouraged to ensure an immersive and focused learning experience. Although we encourage all learners, those with a background in business will especially benefit from our transformative professional development offerings.

About last year

The Location

The Platinia Hotel is part of the first mixed-function real estate project in Cluj-Napoca, namely Platinia Shopping Center & Luxury Suites. This project is an innovative one, creating a perfect functional combination between 3 types of functions: the residential function, the commercial function and the hotel function. The hotel is located in an area well-known to the city’s inhabitants that is the former Ursus Brewery.

Located close to the Cluj Arena Stadium, near the Multipurpose Hall and near the most important tourist attractions of Cluj-Napoca, the Platinia Hotel, the newest 5-star hotel in Transylvania, offers a premium experience to all its guests, recreating luxury and elegance in a contemporary and modern setting


The organizer of this event is the Hungarian Economist’s Society from Romania, Cluj Branch (HESR). HESR is the most respected and well known professional non profit organization of Hungarian economists in Romania.

With its extensive network of 12 local branches, coupled with a diverse range of regular and annual events catering to professionals, both at the local and national level, this organization excels in seamlessly integrating and synchronizing the professional endeavors of Hungarian economists in Romania.

Pelger Ivett-Petra