In memory of Dr. Gerhard Zednik

Dr. Gerhard Zednik, an esteemed, able, and immensely competent lecturer and trainer who, in the last few years, worked assiduously in the postgraduate programme in Public and Healthcare Management offered by our institute died at the end of April 2019. He was 76 years old.

After retiring from an extraordinary career in consulting and business, Dr. Zednik remained active, among other things by taking on an increasingly important role in our Master in Public and Healthcare Management. Not only did he contribute decisively to the development and the improvement of the curriculum, he also consistently received, until the most recent edition of the programme, the best evaluations from participants, most of whom were mature and competent public sector professionals in their own right. His areas of expertise were quality management and personnel management and what distinguished him was his ability to share his immense professional experience with the participants to the courses and with the staff of our institute.

He was an incredibly likeable person and a fatherly and grandfatherly figure for all of us, always ready to lend us a hand, always flexible and in a good mood and an endless source of precious guidance and advice.

Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and all those who had the opportunity to meet him and appreciate him.

Rest in peace Dr. Zednik, you will be missed dearly.