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 Management

Family Business

Strategic Leadership and Succession

Asian Business Context


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 as General Manager at the St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI-HSG), the first international institute of the University of St.Gallen located in Singapore. 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:

  • Managerial Impact Project Corporate Entrepreneurship (MGM-HSG, HS/FS)
  • Corporate Governance (MGM-HSG, FS)
  • Corporate and Business Development in Southeast Asia (MGM-HSG, 2015 - 2022)
  • Business Study Mission Malaysia (Bachelor in Business Administration, SMU, 2015 - 2019)  
  • Various lectures at the Executive level on firm strategy in general and in the context of family business and Southeast Asia

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

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS)
  • International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA)