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Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Business School in Lausanne. He is also the Director of IMD Global Family Business Center. 

In his research, teaching and advisory work, Peter works with families, owners, board members and executive teams of family enterprises and family offices globally. The focus of his work is around governance, change management, strategy and organizational renewal, succession planning and management, board and leadership development and last but not least how to foster entrepreneurialism. 

Peter has published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, has written a number of books and book chapters as well as scientific and practitioner-oriented reports. His work is frequently referenced by leading newspapers and other media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Financial Times, Techcrunch, amongst others. He is a sought-after speaker, having spoken at TEDxLausanne, the Global Economic Symposium, the Family Matters Forum, the Family Business Network Global Summit, the Swiss Economic Forum, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit, the St. Gallen Symposium, among many others. 

Prior to joining IMD, Peter served as Director of Custom Programs and Business Development at the Executive School of University of St.Gallen, as Assistant Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of St.Gallen, as well as Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Swiss Startup Monitor Foundation. 

Peter is the founder and non-executive Chairman of the Delta Venture Partners AG and is an Associate Partner of the Cambridge Family Enterprise Group. He is part of the expert network of the World Economic Forum (WEF), is an alumni of the Forum’s Global Shapers community. He is part of the Futurework Forum, a global think-tank focused on the future of the world of work. He features among the “Top 100 Family Influencers” globally by Family Capital.  

Peter earned his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and an MSc and BSc in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as well as the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

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