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Tomas Casas Klett

University of St. Gallen

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Professor Tomas Casas Klett

Professor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

International Module in China, University of St. Gallen


Tomas Casas is the director of the SKOLKOVO EMBA International Module in China and the professor of the Macroeconomics course SKOLKOVO degree programmes. He also teaches a variety of courses on team leadership, philosophy of science or doing business in China at institutions across the globe such as the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto (Canada), McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University (US) or Fudan University’s School of Management (China).

Research Interests:

Entrepreneurship, top performance teams, behavioral economics, venture capital, cross-cultural management, and Asia innovation models. He has developed a variety of high-impact courses whose pedagocial approach revolves around creating value for the participants. He also co-authored the successful book Japan’s Open Future and written many international case studies.


Tomas Casas has been an entrepreneur in China’s trenches for 15 years and is now a business angel invested in over 10 companies based in Shanghai, China.


He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (US), and his Master in Science degree at Fudan University (China). He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

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