Professor Hellmut Schütte joined INSEAD’s faculty in Fontainebleau, France, in 1981 after a successful career in the areas of marketing and investment banking covering a period of 11 years. After 28 years of service for INSEAD, he became Emeritus Professor of International Management in 2009. He was also appointed Distinguished Professor of Management and European Chair for Global Governance and Sino-European Business Relations at CEIBS in Shanghai, China. He continues to work in the area of international management with special focus on Asia. His present focus is on the competition between emerging countries’ firms and traditional multinationals.
Professor Schütte studied economics and business administration in Germany and obtained his doctorate from the University Of St. Gallen Switzerland. He was visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, a visiting professor at Boston University, and visiting scholar at Harvard University.
Up to the fall of 2006, Professor Schütte was the Dean of INSEAD’s fast growing Asia Campus located in Singapore. It comprises of state-of-the-art facilities, a faculty of 40 full-time resident professors, and welcomes 300 MBA participants and 2500 executives per year.
Professor Schütte has lived and worked in nine different countries, and taught in seminars in about 40 countries all over the world. He is a well-known speaker in conferences and business meetings such as the World Economic Forum and is actively involved in various executive programmes, board and advisory roles and consulting assignments. He is an Executive Director and Partner of BAF Spectrum, a business angel firm that invests in young enterprises.
He is the author of many articles and of nine books. The third edition of this bestselling book Strategies for Asia Pacific, (co-author P. Lasserre) appeared in 2009.
Professor Schütte is a permanent resident of Singapore, and a devoted offshore yachtsman.