Christian has over 26 years experience in Local and Regional Economy Development, Value Chain Development and improving business enabling environment. He has been involved in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating economic development projects in Europe, Africa and Asia for various development organisations and donors. Christian has worked as intermittent team leader of different development programs in Vietnam and has built capacity of international and national consultants, national project staff and counterparts all over Southeast Asia during the last 16 years. 

Main fields of expertise

  • Local and regional economic development
  • Value chain and cluster development
  • Business/investment climate surveys and competitiveness rankings
  • Pro-poor approaches to economic development
  • Green economic development
  • Program and project evaluations
  • Quality Infrastructure
  • Market Systems Development

Working experience

2003: Founding partner of Mesopartner
2002-2003: Freelance consultant
2001-2002: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V., Jakarta (Indonesia), PERISKOP project coordinator and senior consultant 
1999-2000: Fraunhofer Management GmbH, Munich (Germany), senior consultant 
1992-1999: Dorsch Consult Ingenieurgesellschft mbH, Munich (Germany), consultant 

Working experience in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Personal background

Born 1965, MA in economics (Munich 1991)

Christian is based in Hanoi, Vietnam since 2008

You can reach me via E-Mail and request a CV.

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How to identify meso organisations  
Although it is quite easy to find enterprises in most locations and industries, it is sometimes harder to find meso organisations that provide key technological, educational and other supporting services.  
What and why meso organisations?  
The previous Article 1 explained the importance of the meso level to achieve competitive regions and sound economic development. It also differentiated between meso policy and meso space.  
Innovation requirements of a climate-smart location  
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Shaping a climate smart and eco-friendly business environment  
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What exactly is green economic development  
In the context of this publication, our understanding of green economic development is that it is a means of maintaining competitiveness or even striving for increased competitiveness by selected sectors or the whole economy at national or sub-national level in times of climate…  
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