Ph.D. University of Vienna
M.Sc. University of Vienna
M.B.A. University of Chicago
Christian is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Previously, he was the Director of Social Innovation Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School Social Innovation for Change Initiative and Academic Visitor at the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship, served as the Leo Tindemans Chair for Business Model Innovation at KU Leuven, and was the Director of the IESE Platform for Strategy and Sustainability and faculty at the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School.
Christian's research on innovative business models in the context of deep poverty was recognized by the Strategic Management Society (Best Paper Award for Practice Implications, 2007) and won the 2008 Gold Price of the IFC-
In the 1980s and early 90s, Christian was Associate Professor for Molecular Biology and Cancer Research at the University of Vienna. He also held several management positions in the private industry. In the mid 1990s, he served as Senior Adviser to the Executive Chairman of UNSCOM and led several missions as part of the disarmament of Iraq's biological weapons program. Christian is widely published in peer-