Di Bian

Di Bian

Di Bian


PhD Candidate, Research Associate

Büro 4-215
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Strategic Management

Fields of research

Behavioral Theory

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • 2023 - Postdoc researcher and lecture, University of St.Gallen
  • 2022 - PhD in Strategic Management, with the highest distinction, University of St.Gallen
  • 2016 - Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management, China, M.A. in Management Science
  • 2016 - CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education, Double Degree: Master in International Management
  • 2014 - Ivey Business School, Canada & University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, Visiting Student
  • 2013 - Central University of Finance and Economics, China, B.A. of Management, Major in Accounting 
Professional Career

Di has been actively collaborating with industry firms and consulting practitioners and recently have published 4 industry reports with Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Deloitte (Switzerland), KPMG (Switzerland), and Deloitte (Germany). 

During her studies, Di did several internships in different countries and different sectors, including UNECE (Switzerland), McKinsey & Company (China), Stanford University (the U.S.), Accenture Consulting (China), China Banking Regulatory Commission (China) and PwC Audit Department (China).

Teaching Activities

Lecturer of the MGM Program: Managing Mergers and Acquisitions

  • M&A Transformation Champions - Joint Study of University of St.Gallen and Deloitte Switzerland. Online Publishing. 2022.
  • Business Transformation Champions - Joint Study of University of St.Gallen and Deloitte Germany. Online Publishing. 2020.
  • Clarity on Performance of Swiss Private Banks – Joint Study of University of St.Gallen and KPMG Switzerland. Online Publishing. 2017.
  • Swiss External Asset Managers Industry Report 2017 – Joint Study of University of St.Gallen and Credit Suisse. Online Publishing. 2017. 
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Academy of Management 
  • Scholarship offered by the SNSF - Doc.Mobility Fellowship
  • Scholarship offered by the 15th Annual Doctoral Workshop of the SMS 38th Annual Conference in 2018
  • China National Scholarship for Undergraduate (top 1%), Graduate (top 1%), and Doctoral Student Abroad (top 1%)