Medical doctor and economist with more than 25 years’ experience in clinical work, research, and strategic planning and consulting. Focus of work on international health economics, health system development and health care financing / social health insurance, and rationing health care, as well as empirical quantitative and qualitative health systems research. Broad national and international research and consulting experience, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on health systems and hospital care, health care financing, social protection, and policy applications. More than 15 years’ experience in international cooperation in non-European countries with more than 60 completed assignments. Wide-ranging international training and teaching experience as well as in-depth knowledge of university structures, accreditation processes, and the development of innovative / internet-based curricula in national and international settings with special emphasis on teaching health economics and health care financing in different settings and for different audiences. High degree of inter-cultural sensibility and strong communication and moderation skills. Project experience in Europe, Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia.