Tomi Laamanen is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance, and his research focuses on strategic management with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, management cognition, strategy process, and capability dynamics. Tomi Laamanen is former Associate Editor of Strategic Management Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Long Range Planning, and member of the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discovery, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. Tomi has co-chaired two SMS Special Conferences (in Lapland and in St.Gallen), the Strategy Process IG of the SMS, and the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) IG at the Academy of Management. At the moment, Tomi Laamanen is the Chair of the Strategic Management Special Interest Group of EURAM. In addition, Tomi Laamanen has actively worked with a number of firms as Chairman, Member of the Board, or strategy advisor.