Personal Information

Date of birth: 1 July 1986
Citizenship: Switzerland
Marital status: Married

Work Experience

From 10/2020: Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Finance, The University of Queensland, UQ Business School, Department of Finance, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
09/2018 –  08/2020: Assistant Professor in Finance, IESEG School of Management, Department of Finance, Lille, France
09/2019 –  01/2020: Visiting Lecturer in Finance, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
12/2017 –  09/2012: Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Fribourg, Chair of Finance and Governance (Prof. Dr. Isakov), Fribourg, Switzerland
08/2017 – 01/2017: Visiting Research Scholar, University of Maryland, Department of Finance (scientific sponsor: Prof. Dr. Frésard), College Park (MD), USA
09/2012 – 02/2002: Several positions (e.g. cashier, bartender, truck driver) in different Swiss companies (Cremo, Manora) in parallel to my studies


03/2018 – 09/2012: Ph.D. / Dr. rer. pol. in Finance
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dissertation: “Family Ownership and the Stock Market: The effects of family ownership on stock returns, analyst coverage, and M&A activity in Switzerland”
Graduated summa cum laude
09/2017 – 09/2015: Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Higher Education and Educational Technology
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dissertation: “Design and experimentation of an academic course: Group work on the analysis and comparison of the corporate governance quality” (in French)
03/2012 – 09/2011: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
Lexis English, Brisbane, Australia
08/2011 – 09/2009: Master of Arts in Accounting and Finance (French/English/German)
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dissertation: “Technical analysis: Comparison, tests, and optimisation of technical indicators” (in French)
Graduated summa cum laude (5.50/6)
08/2009 – 09/2006: Bachelor of Arts in Management (French/German)
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dissertation: “Solving a peak-load pricing problem using Kuhn and Tucker’s theorem” (in French)
Graduated magna cum laude (5.42/6)
08/2009 – 03/2009: Erasmus Exchange Semester
Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg, Germany

Honors, Awards, & Grants

2019: AMI Re-writing, European center for humanities and social sciences, Lille, France
Appel à Projets du LEM, LEM UMR CNRS, Lille, France
2018: Vigener Prize (best PhD thesis of the faculty), University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Doctoral degree with Highest Honors, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2016: Research fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (Doc.Mobility) for visiting the Robert H. Smith School of Business Department of Finance (University of Maryland, USA). Scientific sponsor: Prof. Dr. Frésard
2011: Master degree with Highest Honors, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

I am proud of…

2017: Finisher at the Washington Marathon
2016: Research fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (Doc.Mobility) awarded
2015: Organization of the 1st Fribourg Kubb M3eting (about 150 players)
2014: First time speaker at conferences (Dijon, Singapore, Sydney)
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