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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Inclusive territorial economic development  
Imagine you are looking at the map of the geographical distribution of actors in a certain territory while using a different lens than usual that highlights the economically and societally marginalised areas and groups of people who have not been able to participate fully in the…  
Green territorial economic development: promoting more sustainable solutions  
Since the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, Green Economic Development became an increasingly prominent topic in both less and more developed countries.  
Developing a territorial economy: what do we need to get right?  
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Approaching Mesopartner themes in a complexity sensitive way  
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