Claudia Zeisberger

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise

Claudia Zeisberger is a bestselling Author and Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD; she is the Founder and Academic Director of the school’s private equity centre (GPEI). Before joining INSEAD in 2005, she spent 16 years in global investment banking.

Professor Zeisberger is a founding investor in ‘INSEAD Alum Ventures’ (IAV), INSEAD’s first dedicated seed fund and she devotes a significant amount of her time to mentor early stage companies. She regularly advises institutional investors, Family Offices and SWF’s globally on asset allocation, fund investing vs direct investments as well as responsible investing strategies and risk management questions.

At INSEAD, Professor Zeisberger teaches the Private Equity & Venture Capital, Corporate Turnaround and Risk management electives in the school’s MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes. She has frequently been nominated for the “Best Teaching Award” in her PE elective and has been awarded the “Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching” annually since 2008. She launched INSEAD’s popular MBA elective ‘Managing Corporate Turnarounds’ and built an intensive computer-based simulation involving an iconic car brand and its struggle with bankruptcy.

Professor Zeisberger is known for her extensive research on Venture Capital and PE in emerging markets; her books 'Mastering Private Equity – Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts' as well the corresponding INSEAD case book Private Equity in Action have become the standard textbooks.

Full CV here.

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