Peter Vogel: Biography highlights

In his work with both family and non-family businesses, he focuses on topics such as strategic management, intrapreneurship and technology- and innovation management, change management, global megatrends and their impact on organizations, leadership and ownership succession as well as talent development.

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Peter Vogel’s background

Peter is professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Lausanne. He is further Associate Partner at the Cambridge Family Enterprise Group and as non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Delta Venture Partners AG.

He has previously worked as Director of Custom Programs, Business Development and as Assistant Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship of the University of St. Gallen, as well as the Managing Director of the Startup Monitor Foundation. He has extensive experience in working with and training/coaching of top level executives from around the world.


– 2013: PhD Sc EPFL Lausanne in the field of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization
– 2009: MSc ETH Zurich in the field of Biomedical Engineering
– 2007: BSc ETH Zurich in the field of Mechanical Engineering (with an extended stay at the Georgia Institute of Technology)

Peter Vogel is a head trainer of the Swiss Innovation promotion agency CTI, a think-tank member at the World Entrepreneurship Forum and the Futurework Forum, as well as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community.

He is an internationally renowned speaker and author of various books (e.g. Generation Jobless?), book chapters and academic publications. Some of his speaking engagements include TEDx, HBR webinars, the OECD, the St. Gallen Symposium, the Global Economic Symposium, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit as well as the G20 Youth Forum.



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Empowering tomorrow's leaders to re-invent the labor market: Peter Vogel at TEDxLausanne
Empowering tomorrow's leaders to re-invent the labor market: Peter Vogel at TEDxLausanne

Peter Vogel was a great match and a substantial enrichment for the concept and participants of our workshop. Not only did he present perfectly well-grounded research of high relevance but also did his presentation material and skills leave a lasting impression on our client. Peter Vogel is on the pulse of the times and masters to bridge the gap between academic research and real life needs at an outstanding level. I would hire him as a speaker over and over again.

Veronica R. Scharer
Mobile Banking Product Owner

Peter worked with the OECD on occasion of a workshop on the theme of 'entrepreneurial ecosystem and high-growth entrepreneurship'. I was positively impressed by his knowledge and experience in helping cities, regions and countries deploy and monitor their own entrepreneurial ecosystems. His presentation raised much interest in the audience of the workshop and contributed to the overall success of the initiative. I strongly recommend Peter both as a consultant and as a speaker.

Marco Marchese
Economist/Policy Analyst

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