Christian has a background in law, economics and econometrics. As a full-time member of the Belgian Competition Council since 2004, and Vice-President from 2007 to September 2013, he gained extensive experience in competition matters including cartels, abuses of dominance and mergers. He is currently a part-time assessor (panel member) of the Belgian Competition Authority.
Before Christian’s appointment to the Belgian Competition Council, he worked for a Belgian industrial holding company and acted as an expert for the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau and the Belgian Central Economic Council for several years.
Christian has lectured in Belgian, Dutch and French universities. He has conducted research and published in the fields of industrial economics and the economic analysis of law, studying the nexus between industrial organisation and corporate finance. His works have been published widely, including in the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, Competition Law Journal, Revue du droit des industries de réseau, Recherches économiques de Louvain, Revue d’économie financière, Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, Tijdschrift voor Belgische Mededinging – Revue de concurrence belge, and Markt & Mededinging.
Christian speaks English, French, and Dutch.
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253000