Christian von Drathen, London School of Economics Mr. von Drathen has worked for more than twelve years in investment banking and investing before returning to academia. He specializes in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and private equity. Before LSE, Mr. von Drathen was Managing Director of a private family office and, previously, Executive Director at a boutique investment bank. Mr. von Drathen started his investment banking career at J.P. Morgan and worked as a Vice President in corporate finance and equity capital markets in London and New York. Currently, Mr. von Drathen is in the Ph.D. programme in Finance at LSE. He holds an M.Sc. in Management (Sloan Fellowship) with distinction from London Business School, an M.Sc. in Accounting & Finance from LSE, and graduated as Industrial Engineer from University of Karlsruhe.