Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger

Visiting Professor at the research and teaching area "Management of Family Businesses"


Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 48
58448 Witten

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zellweger has been supporting WIFU as a permanent visiting professor since 2012. Thomas Zellweger is the director of KMU-HSG, managing director of CFB-HSG and a professor of business economics at St. Gallen University, with a special focus on family businesses. He studied at St. Gallen University and Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and gained the former institution’s lic.oec. HSG qualification in business economics. After studying, he worked for two years in investment banking in Belgium. Thomas Zellweger wrote a dissertation entitled ‘Risk, Return and Value in the Family Firm’.

Main areas of work, research and interest

  • Financial management
  • Values management
  • Strategy in family businesses

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