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Charles Epping, an American citizen based in Zurich, Switzerland, has worked in international finance for many years, holding management positions in European and American investment banks in London, Geneva, and Zurich. 

He has a master's degree in International Relations from Yale University, in addition to degrees from the University of Paris--Sorbonne and the University of Notre Dame. 

He is currently the managing director of a Swiss-based international consulting company doing work in Europe and South America.  He is also the president of the Central Europe Foundation--which provides scholarships to students from central and Eastern Europe. 

Mr. Epping is fluent in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Charles is the author of A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy, has written several articles for Newsweek, and has appeared on CNNfn.

This is his first novel. 

Charles Epping
Personal Fact Sheet



  • Lives in Nyon, Switzerland
  • Born in Salem, Oregon, USA
  • Moved to Europe when finished college-has lived in Italy, France, Spain, UK, Brazil, and Switzerland
  • Birthday: June 7, 1952
  • Single, Swiss and U.S. Citizenship
  • Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
  • BA University of Notre Dame 1975
  • MA University of Paris-Sorbonne 1977
  • MA Yale University, International Relations 1983
  • Author, speaker, and consultant
  • Worked in International Finance for more than 20 years, including management positions in American and European investment banks in Geneva, London, and Zurich
  • In 1989 founded IFS Project Management AG, a Swiss-based international financial management and consulting company, headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Author of "A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy", 1991, 1995, 2001: Vintage Books, Random House
  • Books have been translated and published in more than 14 countries, including China, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Russia
  • Member of Board of Directors of the Yale Club of Switzerland
  • President of the Central Europe Foundation-a non-profit organization to provide scholarships and prizes to help promote economic cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Has appeared on various TV and radio news programs, including NPR Morning Edition, Bloomberg Business Radio, Gardner & Co, Business Radio Network, and "The Money Gang" on CNN-FN
  • Author of various articles on the World Economy in magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including Exame, Brasil and Newsweek Japan 
  • Publishes own Blog: www.charlesepping.blogspot.com
  • Enjoys Mountain Climbing, Hiking, Swimming
  • Extensive Foreign Travel: have been to all continents (including Antarctica)