Dr. Sebastian Schönhaar

Employment History

Dr. Sebastian Schönhaar began his career at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he worked as a management consultant for over six years.  He then moved to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, where he held various management positions until March 2020, most recently as Senior Vice President Strategy, Innovation & Consumer Insights.

Main Focuses

Dr. Schönhaar thus has extensive professional experience both as a management consultant and in the industry.  His core functional expertise lies in the following fields: strategic management, business building, leadership & organization incl. organizational development, customer insights, operational excellence, innovation, and management of large-scale corporate programs.

Educational & Academic Background

Dr. Schönhaar studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).  For his doctoral dissertation at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Dr. Schönhaar empirically analyzed the process characteristics and success factors in the transformation of business portfolios.  Moreover, he has written various publications and given presentations on this topic at academic conferences.

Core Functional Expertise
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Building
  • Leadership & Organization
  • Consumer Insights
  • Operational Excellence
  • Program Management