Patrick Schaude

Education: BA Business Administration, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Germany; graduated in 2014

Pre-MBA industry: Manufacturing, Trade

Pre-MBA role: Director, Channel Sales & Strategy, Wuerth China

Clubs: Geopolitics & Business Society, China Club, DACH Club

About me: Patrick chose to study the MBA to pursue a transition from manufacturing/trade into management consulting.

In over seven years of working in Germany and China, Patrick gained significant experience in initiating, developing and leading high-impact operations as well as go-to-market strategy transformations. During his pre-MBA roles he had exposure to very different cultures and hierarchy levels, from the HQ board room in Germany to the shopfloor in the Chinese countryside.

LBS was at the top of Patrick’s list for its unique diverse cohort, great access to top employers, international exchange opportunities and programme flexibility. He started to leverage the diversity and flexibility of the School to establish the new Geopolitics & Business Society to create awareness among students of the world’s geopolitical issues and especially the implications for business.

In his spare time, Patrick’s passion for snowboard freeriding regularly leads him to remote winter places, such as Northern Xinjiang in China. Wherever there is no snow, you can find him competing on the basketball court.

Three topics I can be approached about: DACH region; transition from industry into consulting; life/work in China.

Email address: pschaude.mba2024@london.edu