Since 2004 Policy officer Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), chef de file for EXIST and German Accelerator and strong supporter of a vital exchange between the German startup ecosystem and other international startup-hubs. At the moment responsible for the planned Startup Strategy for India, Southeast- and East-Asia. 2007 to 2009 Policy officer European Commission Brussels: unit SME policy (external actions like EU Business Centers in India and China for SMEs) and unit admin burden reduction (chief economist admin burden reduction action task force). Ph.D. in national economy, mother tongue: German. English, French and some words in Putonghua.