Curriculum Vitae: Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt

Persönliche Angaben

Name: Sascha Leonard Schmidt

Born: February 8, 1971 in Hagen

Marital Status: Married since 2003, 3 children

Home: Düsseldorf

Akademischer Werdegang

Harvard University, Boston

Since Jul. 2018: Affiliate Professor, Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) 

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Dusseldorf

Since Aug. 2014: Director, Center for Sports and Management

Since Jan. 2014: Professor and Chairholder, Chair for Sports and Management

EBS University, Oestrich-Winkel

Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2014: Director, Center for Sports Marketing

Apr. 2011 - Dec. 2013: Director, Institute for Sports, Business & Society

Since Jul. 2012: Senior Professor

Jan. 2011 - Jun. 2012: Honorary Professor

Jul. 2006 - Dec. 2010: Senior Lecturer

Oct. 2003 - Feb. 2011: Lecturer for Strategy Consulting

National Center for Econometric Research, Brisbane

Since 2008: Research Fellow (Sportometrics Program with Prof. Dr. Benno Torgler)

Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Zurich

Since 2007: Research Fellow (with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Bruno S. Frey)

University of St. Gallen

Apr. 2003 - Mar. 2005: Co-leader of ICS-Research Program (with Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens; Lecturer within Executive Education Program

University of Oldenburg

2002/03: Lecturer for Strategic Management / Consulting Research

Harvard Business School, Boston

Jan. 1999 - Jul. 1999: Visiting Scholar of faculty, Chair General Management (sponsor: Prof. Dr. Joseph Bower), conducted faculty workshops, attended DBA program

1995: Research Associate, invited by Prof. Dr. Hugo Uyterhoeven

University of Zurich

1998: Lecturer for business administration

1996 - 1999: Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. Edwin Rühli, Chair of Strategic Management


EBS University, Oestrich-Winkel

2003 - 2006: Professor thesis (Habilitation) in business administration, reviewer: Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Thommen (EBS), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kreikebaum (EBS), Prof. Dr. Martin Welge (University of Dortmund)

University of Zurich

1996 - 1999: Doctoral studies in Business Administration (Dr. oec. publ.) summa cum laude; (reviewer: Prof. Dr. Edwin Rühli, Prof. Dr. Margit Osterloh)

1993 - 1995: Graduate studies in Business Administration and Economics (Lic. oec. publ.) summa cum laude

University of Essen

1991 - 1993: Undergraduate Studies of Economics


a-connect Germany LTD, Dusseldorf

Oct. 2006 - Mar. 2011: Managing Director, built up German business from scratch

a-connect Switzerland LTD, Zurich

Mar. 2005 - Oct. 2006: Business Builder, developed financial services practice

McKinsey & Company, Johannesburg, Zurich and New York

Sep. 2001 - Mar. 2003: Engagement Manager (Johannesburg and Zurich), PMI Officer of South African banking merger, led strategy projects in the area of life insurance, automotive

Aug. 2000 - Aug. 2001: Senior Associate / Junior Engagement Manager (New York), Strategy projects in the area of wealth management, equity trading, clearing & settlement, prime brokerage

Oct. 1999 - Aug. 2000: Associate Management Consultant (Zurich), Strategy projects in the area of online banking, PFS business building (incl. alliance‐ and M&A strategy), private banking, corporate finance



European Business School Excellence Award for Research

Thomson South‐Western Award for Outstanding Research Based Paper on Management Consulting, Management Consulting Division, Academy of Management

Nomination for Carolyn Dexter Award for the best international paper, Academy of Management


Best Paper Award, 2nd International Conference on Management Consulting, Academy of Management


Intern. Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Best Paper Award in the field of Strategic Management


Swiss National Research Foundation, fulltime scholarship for Harvard Business School