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Press release

Berlin, January 3, 2012

Sascha Steffen joins ESMT faculty as Karl-Heinz Kipp Chair in Research

  •     Karl-Heinz Kipp Chair to advance outstanding research at ESMT
  •     ESMT expands expertise in finance and banking

Sascha Steffen joined the faculty of ESMT European School of Management and Technology as an assistant professor and the first holder of the Karl-Heinz Kipp Chair in Research on January 1, 2012. The Karl-Heinz Kipp Chair was founded to support young academics and exceptional research. In this position, Sascha Steffen will continue his research in the areas of financial intermediation and banking, adding to ESMT’s expertise in these areas.

Before coming to ESMT Sascha Steffen was an assistant professor for banking and finance at the University of Mannheim. From 2008 to 2009 he was a visiting scholar at the Stern School of Business of New York University and at ESMT. His research has been accepted for publication in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Sascha Steffen received his doctorate degree in finance with highest honors from Goethe University in Frankfurt.

"As a top researcher and excellent teacher, Sascha is a great contribution to our diverse faculty," said Jörg Rocholl, President of ESMT"His broad expertise in key areas of finance complements ESMT’s existing know-how."

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, and open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. Additionally the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional campus in Schloss Gracht near Cologne, where USW Netzwerk runs the German-speaking executive education programs of the business school. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA.