Christian M. Kock is the CEO of Healthcare Company AG and HCC Healthcare Company GmbH. In 1998 he was Professor of Health Policy and Health Management at the University of Witten/Herdecke, and from 2001 to 2004 was Dean of the Faculty of medicine and a member of the Executive Board of the University. From 1990 to 1995 he served on the Board of Directors of the Vienna Hospital Association, for organizational development and quality management. In his research he deals with questions of international comparison of health care systems, the financing of health care systems and organizational development in the health sector.