Date:   October 7, 2016

Christian is the Leo Tindemans Chair of Business Model Innovation at KU Leuven, a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and an academic visitor at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Previously, he directed the IESE Business School Platform for Strategy and Sustainability. His research on innovative business models was recognized by the Strategic Management Society (Best Paper Award for Practice Implications, 2007) and also won him the Gold Price, 2008 of the IFC-FT research competition on private sector development. In the 1980s and early 90s he was Associate Professor for Molecular Biology and Cancer Research at the University of Vienna (Austria) and a Research Associate at the Baylor College of Medicine (USA). In the 1990s, he also served as Senior Adviser to the Executive Chairman of UNSCOM and led a number of missions as part of the disarmament of Iraq’s biological weapons program.

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