Ulrich Pape is a Professor of Finance and he holds the Chair of Finance at ESCP Europe Berlin campus. Since 2002 he is Berlin Director of Studies for the Master in Management programme and Prorector of the Berlin campus. Ulrich Pape graduated at Technical University Berlin (Diplom-Kaufmann) and he holds a Doctorate (Dr. rer. oec.) as well as a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) in business administration. His dissertation develops a model on value based management, whereas his post-doctoral thesis deals with the financial management in different phases of the corporate life-cycle. Ulrich Pape started his academic career in 1991 at Technical University Berlin. Since then he worked as a lecturer, assistant professor and since 2002 as full professor of finance. He teaches courses in corporate finance, financial theory, financial markets, and firm valuation, both at the undergraduate and at the postgraduate level. Besides that, Ulrich Pape is a visiting professor at various universities and business schools. Before entering the scientific community he worked for a couple of years with Deutsche Bank. Professor Pape’s field of interest covers all issues of corporate finance, especially financial management and value based management. He is the author of many articles and several books on corporate finance, financial management, firm valuation, and value based management.