Physician and economist with 20 years experience in clinical work, research, and strategic planning and consulting. 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. Professor of Health Economics since 2005. Focus of work on international health economics, health system development and health care financing, economic evaluation and rationing health care, as well as internet-based empirical health systems research. More than 15 years experience in international cooperation in non-European countries and more than 50 completed assignments. High degree of inter-cultural sensibility, good command of the English language. Project experience in Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast and South Asia. Broad national and international consulting experience, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on health systems, health care financing, social protection, and policy applications. Strong communication and moderation skills.