Christine Scheef

Christine Scheef

Christine Scheef

Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration with special emphasis on Family Business and Entrepreneurship

Büro 1-348
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Corporate Governance

Strategic Ownership

Family Business

Strategic Leadership and Succession

Asian Business Context

Fields of research

Family business and strategic ownership

Corporate governance and succession

Further fields of research


Strategic leadership and functional executives


Christine received her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of St.Gallen. During her PhD, she also spend one year as research fellow at INSEAD in Singapore. Before joining the University of St.Gallen, Christine studied International Business Administration at the University of Tuebingen with her studies leading her to the University of Technology in Sydney and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.

Professional Career

Christine is Assistent Professor for Family Business and Entrepreneurship at the Swiss Institute of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (KMU-HSG) and the Center for Family Business (CFB-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen. Before joining, Christine was five years at the St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI-HSG), the first international institute of the University of St.Gallen located in Singapore. From 2014 - 2018, she was General Manager of the SGI-HSG and Executive Director of the HSG Asia Term, the University's flagship exchange programme on the Bachelor level. From 2018 - 2020, she was Finance Manager of the SGI-HSG and Senior Research Fellow closely collaborating with the CFB-HSG. During her PhD time, she was Research Associate at the Institute of Management (IFB-HSG) from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2014, she spent a year as visiting PhD at INSEAD in Singapore.

Teaching Activities

 Christine has gained a rich teaching experience across various levels at the University of St.Gallen and Singapore Management University (SMU). Among others, she teaches:

  • Corporate and Business Development in Southeast Asia (MUG Master, every autumn term)
  • Business Study Mission Malaysia (SMU course on the Bachelor level)  
  • Various lectures at the Executive level on doing business in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Christine holds the CAS Higher Education Didactic Certificate from the University of St.Gallen.

  • Academy of Management (AOM)