Mr Christian Franz (@cpcEU) is supporting the Secretariat of the Lancet & Financial Times Commission as Policy and Research Officer. He is the managing director of the data and policy analysis firm CPC Analytics, which is based in Berlin and Pune. In global health, he has worked and published on the commercial determinants of health, the role of banking for health, and on Germany’s role in global health. Currently, he is also facilitating the Community of Practice on ‘NCDs and commercial determinants of health’ for the WHO GCM/NCD. Over the past years, Mr Franz has been affiliated with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), where he analysed the impact of regional disparities on election outcomes and worked on income inequality in Germany. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economic analysis from Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich and a master’s degree in public policy from Hertie School of Governance Berlin.