Patrick Schüffel is a professor at Fribourg’s School of Management and heads the school’s Institute of Finance. Prior to his academic career Patrick was a member of the senior management of Credit Suisse. He served as a director in the bank’s Private Banking Division where he held various positions throughout his career. Among others he was the responsible global innovation officer of the 1000 employee strong organizational unit “Investment Services & Products”. Patrick entered business life by joining a global consulting firm after having founded his own firm while still being an undergraduate. His research interests focus on the areas of Entrepreneurship in Banking & Finance, Innovation, and International Business. Patrick holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration from Henley Business School at the University of Reading/UK.