Christian Fuat J. Ecer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • fuat.ecer@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Fuat is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford Initiative on Rethinking Performance, examining decision-making and value creation of investors, executives, and advisors in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG).

In his current research, he investigates the role of advisors and corporate governance on value creation in cross-border and cross-industry M&A, disentangling potential factors leading to value creation and destruction. He conducted his PhD research at the University of Heidelberg and Harvard University, studying the impact of advisors on strategic and financial decision-making in M&A. Fuat teaches MBA and Executive MBA courses in the field of corporate strategy and M&A. 

Prior to his PhD, he served as an executive in corporations, private equity firms, and start-ups (CFO, Head of M&A, Investment Director, and Strategy Consultant) and maintains close involvement with the corporate and financial community. 

Read Fuat's CV.


In his research, Fuat examines the impact of behavioural patterns and corporate governance on value creation in business transactions (M&A), aiming to contribute solutions and frameworks to further harmonize stakeholder interests (ESG) towards more sustainable business models. 

Research interests:

  • Corporate governance impact on value creation for stakeholders towards more sustainable business models
  • Strategic and financial decision-making and value creation of investors, executives, and investors
  • Behavioural corporate finance in the context of M&A


Fuat teaches strategy development and implementation, valuation, and Mergers & Acquisitions courses on MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Education programmes.