Christian Wickert · Policy strategist
An engineer, MBA and expert in strategic planning, Christian Wickert started his career as a software programmer in a garage in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He then worked in a range of industries, from treasury risk management (experiencing the financial crisis of the 1990s) to strategy consulting, from telecommunications (exploring broadband and mobile
markets and developing solutions for low-income and rural populations) to an NGO active in digital education where he served as Vice President. He then focused on regulation, negotiating with governments and ministries, which led to him joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2015, where he works in Government Affairs and Policy, based in Washington, DC.