Christine Volkmann was born in Germany. Christine Volkmann is the granddaughter of Max Brose, founder of the namesake German auto-parts maker. Her brother Michael Stoschek took over the company in 1971. Under his leadership, Brose evolved from a national manufacturer into a world market leader in electrical and mechanical components and integrated systems that are largely invisible to vehicle drivers. It's now the world's fifth-largest family-owned automotive supplier. Approximately 24,000 employees work for the company at 60 locations in 23 countries. Annual revenues top $6.4 billion.
Since 2005 she has held the UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management; her chair has been affiliated with the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics at the University of Wuppertal since 2008
She earned her doctorate in strategic business planning in 1989
Christine Katharina Volkmann (born 1960) is a German business administration academic and holds the UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management, an endowed professorship funded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, at the University of Wuppertal