Having occupied various academic and managerial positions at Aalto University in Finland, Tomi Laamanen, who has doctorates in the fields of finance and strategy, was appointed Professor for Strategic Management at the University of St.Gallen in 2011.
His research focuses on the factors involved in the success of acquisition programs, strategy processes, the handling of strategic issues and sequences, management cognition, and strategy implementation. The findings from these research projects have been published in leading international journals, for which he also serves as a reviewer and editor.
Tomi Laamanen is a Director at the Institute of Management. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors at a number of companies and also works as a strategy consultant.