Professor Oliver Gottschalg is part of the Strategy Department at HEC School of Management, Paris. He currently service as co-Chair of his department and holds the Antin Chair for Private Equity at HEC Paris. He teaches courses private equity, management buyouts, business strategy and entrepreneurship. He holds a Wirtschaftsingenieur Diploma from the University of Karlsruhe, an MBA from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. and PhD degree from INSEAD. His current research focuses on the strategic logic and the performance determinants of private equity investments and he started and successfully exited several start-up businesses based on his research. His work has been published in leading academic journals and in various publications for practitioners and was featured over 100 times in the business media (press, radio, TV and online) in the past 2 years. His book on ‘Private Equity Mathematics’ is one of the bestselling books with PEI Media. He regularly presents his research at academic conferences and private equity symposia and serves as an advisor to leading investors in the private equity industry. He repeatedly served as an advisor to policy makers at the national and European level in the context of the ongoing debate about a possible need for regulation of the Private Equity industry.