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Students studying under Squirrel Hall

Christian Schmidt

First Elected/ Appointed: 2019

Profession: Management Consultant

About: I am originally from Germany but moved to the UK in 1994 to pursue my graduate degree in Oxford. After graduation I worked as a management consultant before completing my MBA in 2003. Since then I have been working as a partner at an executive search and leadership advisory firm. Here I support businesses as well as private and public institutions in finding, assessing and developing the leaders of tomorrow.

My wife and I have two kids in Lower School, and we cherish the Society’s principles and the school’s ethos and approach.  I am convinced that the school can continue to build on its philosophy and further excel at preparing its students academically, socially and emotionally for a future that is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. In order to achieve this, the school continuously needs to strike the right balance between rigorous academics, creative thinking and fostering socially responsible and emotionally intelligent people.

I was elected to the Council in 2019 and I hope that through my membership I can help address the Society’s day-to-day but also longer-term challenges and opportunities and do my part to help build a vibrant, modern and admired school.

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