Omid Aschari

Omid Aschari

Omid Aschari

Prof. Dr.


Büro 4-318
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Leadership Ethics & Effectiveness. Strategy Crafting & Corporate Transformation.

Fields of research

Leadership Ethics & Effectiveness. Strategy Crafting & Corporate Transformation.


Professor Omid Aschari is Managing Director of the globally respected flagship Master in Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen since its inception in 2003. Today it is widely respected for educational excellence, superior quality and innovation. SIM-HSG is consistently ranked by the Financial Times Global Master‘s of Management Ranking number 1 since 2011. 

After studies in Business Administration at the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria, he graduated with an M.B.A. (with distinction) from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, CA, U.S.A.. He received a Ph.D. in Management from the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria (Supervisor:Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c.mult. Gerhard Reber). Parallel to his academic studies and professional practice, he completed several professional certifications in the field of training, Coaching and leadership development.    

Teaching Activities

Omid Aschari teaches global leadership ethics and effectiveness, strategy and corporate transformation at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels at the University of St.Gallen and other leading universities abroad. He continuously develops innovative teaching formats and program components to meet the educational needs of students and executives. Omid Aschari also frequently contributes to university development, e.g. with his expertise in top-quality management education and securing internationally recognized accreditations, conceptualizing and developing new programs from scratch or leading and developing international key accounts in executive in-house education programs.


Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Nominee of the prestigious "Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching"
Honorary member of the SIM-HSG Alumni Association issued by the global SIM Community

Additional Information

Omid Aschari is frequently quoted and interviewed by international media including Financial Times, The Independent or Le Monde. He makes contributions as speaker and panelist at conferences and other professional events. Since 2005 he periodically publishes the SIMpact magazine for an increasingly international audience. He is a reviewer for the International Journal of Strategic Management (LRP), the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.

Omid Aschari is Founder and Chairman of ASG Strategy Group AG, based in St.Gallen, that advises and develops executives, teams, and organizations in their leadership capacities and success-critical key competencies. Prior to his appointment at the University of St.Gallen, he developed and transformed entrepreneurial ventures and gained a wide array of experiences as management consultant at a globally leading professional service firm. in In the past almost 20 years, he acquired professional experience in many countries and responsibilities as consultant, educator and executive coach for mid-sized companies to large corporates, for non-for-profit to business organizations.