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First and foremost, Christian is a father. He has two young children and took significant time out of his career after each birth to enable his wife return to full-time work. As Managing Partner for Europe, Christian is the most senior role-model for other men in the region. By talking openly about his parental leave he has reduced the stigma around it. As a result, many more men now take longer breaks. Following his parental leave, Christian was one of the architects of a revised parental leave program, which for the UK now includes 26 weeks of equal parental leave. Fathers taking on greater childcare responsibilities will help address some of the inequities women experience in the workplace, something Christian is cognizant of as Global Sponsor of the employee group Women at Oliver Wyman. Christian also personally oversees all efforts to meet the firm’s diversity targets in Europe.