Philipe Gerlach studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel with specialization in Management & Consulting, as well as International Marketing & Trade.
From 2001 to 2002 he spend two semesters abroad at James Madison University in Virginia (USA) and Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Management in Tours (France). He successfully graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann in 2003. Since 2003 Philipe Gerlach worked as a consultant for Kurt Salmon Associates, IBM Global Business Services and Horn & Company with duties in consumer goods and trade. Philipe Gerlach has been an external Ph.D. student at the Chair of Corporate Governance since 2008.