Professor Oliver Gottschalg is part of the Strategy Department at HEC School of Management, Paris.
He serves as HEC's Academic Director for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, Director of the Entrepreneurship Track in the HEC MBA program, directs the HEC Buyout Research Group and teaches courses on strategy, entrepreneurship, business plan design and management buyouts.
He holds a Wirtschaftsingenieur Diploma from the University of Karlsruhe, an MBA from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. and PhD degree from INSEAD.
His current research focuses on the strategic logic and the performance determinants of private equity investments.
His work has been published in leading academic journals and in various publications for practitioners and was featured over 100 times in the business media (press, radio, TV and online) in the past 2 years. He regularly presents his research at academic conferences and private equity symposia and serves as an advisor to leading investors in the private equity industry.
He is Head of Research at Peracs Ltd. a specialized advisory firm providing advanced private equity fund due diligence and benchmarking services.
Most recently, he served as an advisor to the European Parliament in the context of the current debate about a possible need for regulation of the Private Equity industry.