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David Sauer

External Doctoral Student

Since October 2019, David Sauer has been an external doctoral candidate at the Institute for Family Businesses at WHU. In his dissertation, he focuses on analysing decision-making processes within family firms with particular emphasis on those concerning digital transformations. David works as a management consultant in the area of (digital) transformation and innovation with clients from the energy, consumer goods, automotive and telecommunication industries. Prior to this, he worked as a project manager, responsible for process and organizational transformations within a medium sized company in the retail industry.

David successfully completed his Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management in Fulda, Germany, part of which he spent as a visiting student at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, USA. He subsequently gained a Master of Letters in International Business (awarded with distinction) in 2017 and a Master of Science in Psychology (awarded with distinction) in 2018 from the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.

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