Maxim Hammer joined the Joint Vienna Institute as a Program Officer in July 2004. His professional experience comprises administrative and project-management in multinational environments. Prior to joining the JVI, he was employed in the private sector, implementing his knowledge in such areas as research and data-analysis in management service companies, hotel administration and freelance translation. During the past few years at the JVI, in addition to managing courses, he has become responsible for various finance-related matters. Maksym is a Ukrainian national and holds a Master’s degree in law with emphasis on international organizations and financial institutions. He is fluent in English, Russian and German, with a working knowledge of Polish and French.