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Elias Kurta

External Doctoral student

Elias is an external doctoral student at the Chair of Family Business at WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management since January 2021. In his dissertation, Elias focuses primarily on the collaboration of financial investors and family businesses.

Elias has obtained a MSc in Finance and Accounting from the Vienna University of Economics and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Graz. After graduation, Elias has started his career at an international strategy consultancy with a focus on corporate finance, restructuring and private equity.

Research focus:

  • Collaboration of family firms and financial investors
  • Financing of family firms
  • Family Offices 


Work experience:

  • Boston Consulting Group 
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG 
  • Arthur D. Little 
  • Deloitte 

Academic experience:

  • MSc Finance and Accounting—Vienna University of Economics and Business 
  • BSc Business Administration—University of Graz and University of Hong Kong 
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