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Professor of Economics and of Asian Business and Management, China Entrepreneur Based in Shanghai

Tomas is the visiting faculty of Economics and of Asian Business and Management at the SKOLKOVO Executive MBA since 2012. His course in Economics is characterized by an integrative thinking approach that leverages and connects a variety of frameworks and data to examine a wide range of economic phenomena. The political economies and related systems of the US, Russia, Germany, India and those of other emerging economies are dissected, analyzed and contrasted, while a special emphasis is placed on the PRC and Japan.

Having obtained his Bachelor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master degree at Shanghai’s Fudan University, Tomas completed his Ph.D. at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He is a Lehrbeauftragter at the HSG teaching Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance and more recently a Philosophy of Science doctoral seminar. He is also a portfolio partner at the HSG’s Institute for Leadership and HR Management and active at the Centre for Corporate Governance. Tomas leads as faculty director the SKOLKOVO EMBA Shanghai Programme, a full week immersion in China where theory meets the practice of business, governance and wealth creation. Tomas also contributes to executive education at institutions like the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business or at Fudan University’s School of Management.

Tomas’ international experience and sensitivity to matters culture underlie the popularity of his Cross-Cultural Management and Doing Business in Asia programmes. His insights are also reflected in publications such as “Japan’s Open Future”, a work coauthored with John Haffner and Jean-Pierre Lehmann. His ability to rigorously incorporate notions from the humanities to a relevant business discourse, along with his own experience as an entrepreneur in the trenches, is in many respects unique and germane to Russians, Chinese and Westerners wishing to maximize learning and profit from global market engagements.