Christopher Kobrak holds a BA degree in philosophy from Rutgers University and MA, MBA, and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in History, Finance/Accounting, and Business History. He is a CPA and has spent ten years working in numerous business positions – particularly international treasury and general international management – for Sterling Drug Inc. He teaches corporate finance and business history at ESCP-EAP, concentrating on international finance, financial theory, history of capital markets and corporate governance. His publications include: National Cultures and International Competition: the Experience of Schering AG, 1851-1950 (Cambridge University Press), European Business, Dictatorship and Political Risk, 1920-1945, edited with Per Hansen (Berghahn Books), and articles and reviews in all the top business history journals. He has taught at Columbia – where he also spent a year as a visiting scholar – Warsaw University and Toulouse University. He is currently working on a history of Deutsche Bank in the United States, which will be published by Cambridge University Press, and on communications about the economic contribution of family business, corporate governance and foreign direct investment in the service sector.