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Christopher Kummer    

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) expert

Christopher Kummer is a Professor and Advisor on strategy, mergers & acquisition (M&A), and Human Resources (HR). In his expertise, he combines profound knowledge as an academic, with hands-on knowhow and real world insights as a practitioner.

As an Advisor, Christopher supports owners, management, governments, and intergovernmental organizations with their strategy, M&A, alliances and sale of companies. To this date he has been involved in transactions at every stage (from strategy to integration and post-deal review) and all sizes with a total value of over EUR 12 bil. In HR, he has worked in Executive Search and placed CxOs as well as Non-Executive Board Directors for listed and non-listed companies. He worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Corporate Finance and HR Consulting, and continues to serve as an Advisor.

In his academic role, he is President of the Vienna-based Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), a non-profit academic think tank on M&A. He holds or has held visiting, affiliate or permanent positions at Harvard Business School, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Grenoble Ecole de Management, Tongji University, Webster University, and Hult Business School in Europe, Asia and the US. He teaches courses and leads trainings for C-level executives, investment bankers, lawyers, and consultants from all continents. He is often invited as a speaker to conferences and a frequently sought after commentator with the international media, including Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Le Monde, NY Times, and Reuters. He was "Professor of the Week" of the Financial Times. His articles and books have been published in several languages.

Christopher Kummer graduated with a lic. oec. (MBA) from the University-HSG St. Gall, Switzerland. He received his PhD from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He has been also trained at Harvard Business School and the Sloan School of Management (MIT).

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Professor of the Week - Business Education
Christopher Kummer, Webster University. The expert in the field of strategy and mergers and acquisitions has selected the term equity carve-out to define for FT ...
Holcim-Lafarge Seek Disposals for $40 Billion Merger Backing (6 ...
More consolidation may follow, said Christopher Kummer, president of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances in Vienna. The merger “will have to ...
Fiat-Chrysler Said to Plan Main Listing in NY With U.K. Base (2 ...
“A listing in the U.S. makes sense, as this allows more flexibility to attract some institutional investors there,” said Christopher Kummer, president of the Institute of ...
Holcim-Lafarge Seek Disposals for $40 Billion Merger Backing (6 ...
More consolidation may follow, said Christopher Kummer, president of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances in Vienna. The merger “will have to ...

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