Professor Oliver Gottschalg is Head of Gottschalg Analytics, a specialized advisory firm providing private markets performance intelligence services based on advanced analytics and AI. He currently services as co-chair of the Strategy Department at HEC School of Management, Paris and teaches courses on strategy, entrepreneurship, venture capital financing and management buyouts. 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. His work has been published in leading academic journals in strategy and finance and in various publications for practitioners and was featured over 500 times in the business press. 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 has been involved as expert advisor in the ongoing debate about a possible need for regulation of the Private Equity industry in Europe at the national and European level.