Klaus Rudischhauser

Senior Advisor to the German Minister for Economic Cooperation

Klaus Rudischhauser is senior advisor to the German Minister for Economic Cooperation for the preparation and follow-up of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2020 with a special focus on EU action on sustainable supply chains, deforestation through agriculture, post-Cotonou agreement negotiations and preparation of the 6th EU-Africa Summit in October 2020. Furthermore, he is involved in the negotiation of the Multi-annual Financial Framework of the EU, European Green Deal in External Action. Before this role, Klaus Rudischhauser served as EU Ambassador to Mexico from 2017 to 2019 and he held the position of Deputy Director-General at DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, overseeing (e.g.) directorates EU development policy, Sustainable Growth and Development, Human and Society Development and Communication. From March 2007 to May 2011, Klaus Rudischhauser was Director at the Directorate General Development and Relations with ACP Countries. His areas of responsibility covered amongst others: Programming of the European Development Fund (EDF), Pan African issues, Peace and Security in Africa, Migration, Governance, Budget support and debt relief.

“IDH is the linking pin between government policies and business opportunities. It has a strong record in convening companies and governments around action oriented investment plans that speak to both social and environmental as well as economic sustainability. Through these plans IDH makes another important connection: it translates board room intentions and commitments into tangible action on the ground. I am very happy to contribute to the work of IDH through my experience in “Brussels” and beyond.”