Sascha L. Schmidt is a senior full professor and director of the Center for Sports and Management (CSM) with "Future of Sport" as one of his key research areas. He studied economic sciences at the Universities of Essen and Zurich, where he also graduated with a doctorate. At the invitation of Harvard Business School faculty he worked in Boston as a visiting scholar, after which he joint strategy consulting. After several years at McKinsey, Sascha was appointed director of the ICS research program at the University of St. Gallen, and qualified as a professor at the EBS University (habilitation). He then entered into the world of entrepreneurship, building up the activities of recruitment agency a-connect within Germany. In 2011 he returned to academia by founding the Institute for Sports, Business & Society at EBS University. Sascha joined the WHU in 2014.