Mark C. Fischer

Senior Project Manager

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Vita

Mark Fischer is a Senior Project Manager co-heading the Project Sovereign Europe at Bertelsmann Stiftung. He is based in Berlin. Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung he was Managing Director of DGAP Consulting, the consulting branch of the German Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that he was a Partner at the international consultancy firm GPLUS and led the Berlin office of the company. Before joining GPLUS, Mark Fischer worked for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, first overseeing the creation of the Brussels Forum international policy summit and then as Managing Director for the European Offices from Washington DC where he oversaw initiatives on a broad range of transatlantic policy issues. Prior to that he held the position of Deputy Director of the European Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Brussels where he worked extensively on EU and NATO Enlargement, European foreign and security policy, as well as development cooperation issues. He is an international relations expert and has wide experience in providing political and strategic communication advice in Berlin, Brussels, EU capitals, and in Washington DC. He has worked with national and regional governments, international organisations, blue chip companies, as well as foundations and NGOs in Europe, the US, and the MENA region in fields ranging from foreign and security policy to energy, trade, and conflict resolution. Throughout his career he has been engaged in political advocacy, policy analysis, negotiation and coordination, and message development. Mark Fischer holds a degree in Political Science from Hamburg University.  He speaks English and German fluently and has a working proficiency in French.