Personal profile

Research profile

Christopher is a PhD candidate in the policy section focusing on Telemedicine and Frugal Innovation. His research investigates how Telemedicine can support the adoption and diffusion of Frugal Innovation in low- and middle-income countries like Togo, Uganda, Nigeria, and Kenya.

The motivation for his research stems from volunteer projects in low-resource settings and his interest in sustainability management and circular economies.

Embracing a polymath mindset, Christopher is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, utilizing a systemic, scientific, creative, and philosophical lens to solve complex, socio-technical, and dynamic challenges.

Before Christopher joined TPM, he gained professional experience in the telecommunication and consulting industry for more than twelve years, holding various profit & loss, and people responsible positions in Europe, Africa, USA, and Indonesia.

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Accounting at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society, a Master of Science degree in Service Management & Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and a Master of Practical Studies in Organizational Psychology & Leadership at Pennsylvania State University.

Christopher supervises Master Theses, acts as an ambassador for health initiatives, and teaches students scientific thinking & writing, as well as qualitative research methodologies in his role as research theme leader.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals