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Thought leaders



Thought leaders


Tobias Betz Managing Director

Tobias Betz is responsible for operational management, human resources and further development at JF&C. The political scientist and trained editor has many years of experience in strategic consulting for companies and their decision-makers. At JF&C, he assists clients with their strategy development, helps them to further their strategic partnerships and supports them in their political communication. Prior to joining JF&C, Tobias Betz worked for various media as well as for one of the world’s leading communications agencies. He is also a trained facilitator for guiding groups and teams through process facilitation.

Fiete Brakemeier Junior Consultant

At JF&C, Fiete Brakemeier advises clients in the field of public affairs with a focus on urban development and construction. Previously, he worked for a communications agency advising well-known companies on real estate and energy issues. He has also gained experience in financial topics at various financial institutions.

Fiete Brakemeier studied political science in Bamberg and at a Finnish university. He completed his Master's degree in International and European Relations at a university in Sweden. Besides German and English, Fiete also speaks Swedish.

Nicola Bruening Senior Advisor

Nicola Bruening supports Joschka Fischer & Company in business development and advises clients on strategic issues in the areas of transformation and leadership. The politics and communications expert headed the Berlin office of a major German car manufacturer for 13 years before setting up her own company, Mobile4Minds, in mid-2021, that she continues to run.

Before moving to the corporate side, Nicola Bruening was a political and business journalist. She worked internationally for news agencies, political magazines as well as TV stations. She also moderated numerous expert panels in Germany and abroad, increasingly focusing on digitization, sustainability and urban living.

Alex Diehl Shareholder

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1999, Alexander Diehl worked in the field of digital media and e-commerce at various companies in Europe. In 2005 he founded KKLD*, a Berlin and New York based digital and innovation agency, which was acquired by WPP in 2012. In 2009 he co-founded Architizer in New York. Mr Diehl has been a Senior Advisor to BMW i Ventures in New York since its launch in 2011.

Lena Engel Principal and Head of Sustainability

Lena Engel assists JF&C clients with their corporate responsibility, supporting them from the strategy to the final campaign or reporting. Prior to joining JF&C, she was head of corporate responsibility at a communications agency. Ms Engel studied comparative politics and political economy at the London School of Economics and European studies at Maastricht University. Her academic focus was on EU emissions trading and international environmental and economic policy.

Florian Feldhoff Junior Consultant

Florian Feldhoff supports clients of JF&C by providing political analyses and strategic positioning. Before joining JF&C, he supported various communications and consulting companies, including clients in the fields of e-mobility, energy and finance. After completing his bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he earned a master's degree in democratic politics and communication at the University of Trier, where he specialized in strategic interest communication.

Joschka Fischer Managing Partner

The former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (1998–2005) led the Green Party in its first participation in government, on both the state (Hesse) and federal levels. From 2006 to 2007, Mr Fischer held a professorship at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (USA). Mr Fischer is a founding partner of Joschka Fischer & Company.

Anja Friederich Senior Consultant

Anja Friederich supports JF&C clients with their positioning in the socio-political setting and with the development of public affairs strategies. Her core expertise lies in the areas of circular economy as well as energy and climate policy. Prior to joining JF&C, Ms Friederich completed her MA in international economics and business with a focus on public economics and studied political economy in Germany and Russia. She gained professional experience at the German embassy in Moscow and as a research assistant in economics at the University of Passau.

Emil Graeber Partner and Head of Strategy & Communications

As Partner and Head of Strategy & Communications at JF&C, Emil Graeber is responsible for the firm's business development. He joined the company in 2018 and mainly works on digital, energy and mobility issues. He studied Political Science, Administration & Public Policy with a focus on Political Communication and Strategy. After internships at Politisches Berlin as well as an NGO, he started his professional career at a utility company in the management staff where he built up the digital communications team and managed the car sharing division. Before JF&C, he was a strategy consultant and project manager at a full-service communications agency in Berlin where he successfully managed award-winning campaigns and digital projects - from strategy and conception to implementation.

Dietmar Huber Managing Partner

The trained industrial clerk and former journalist served as spokesperson for the Green Party federal parliamentary group between 1994 and 2005. Mr Huber is a founding partner of Joschka Fischer & Company.

Lars Kühn Partner

Lars Kühn is a proven expert in communication. In 1998, after many years of working in journalism, Kühn began working at the SPD campaign headquarters. Following this first stint in politics, he became spokesperson for the German federal ministries of transport and building as well as for the SPD parliamentary group and the SPD party leadership. He worked for the SPD chairmen Gerhard Schröder and Franz Müntefering in this capacity. During this time, he was responsible for all media and public relations, including during the 2002 and 2005 federal election campaigns. Lars Kühn subsequently left the political sphere to act as a consultant for numerous political and private sector clients. He collaborated with the communication consultancy Johanssen + Kretschmer as a consulting partner and sat on the board of the communication consultancy WMP EuroCom AG.

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Anna-Christina Madaras Consultant

Anna-Christina Madaras prepares political analyses for JF&C clients and helps them to position themselves strategically. Prior to joining JF&C, she worked for a communications and consulting agency focusing on renewable energy, mobility and digitalisation. In addition to a study visit to Hungary, she gained practical experience at a governmental development organisation specialising in energy and natural resources. She completed her bachelor’s degree in political science and German philology in Göttingen and earned her master’s degree in international studies / peace and conflict studies in Frankfurt am Main, where she specialised in foreign policy and sustainability.

Hanna Sophie Mast Consultant

Hanna Sophie Mast supports clients of JF&C by providing political analyses and strategic positioning. In doing so, she builds on her experience in the political arena at the state and EU level, at a corporate foundation, as well as her work as a freelance moderator. Hanna Sophie Mast studied sociology and political science in a binational program at the University of Stuttgart and Sciences Po Bordeaux. In addition to a study visit to Mexico, she then focused on the sustainable transformation of various economic sectors in her master's degree and wrote her final thesis in the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC on the current transformation of the construction industry.

Katharina Render Executive assistant

At JF&C, Katharina Render supports the managing partners in operational work, central company projects and marketing. Prior to joining JF&C, she worked as a journalist for a major German Sunday newspaper, reporting from Germany and abroad. Most recently, she headed the news department. She moreover works as a book author. Katharina Render studied German language and literature, journalism, Romance studies and communication sciences in Bamberg and Rome.

Schadi Sadeh Consultant

Schadi Sadeh supports JF&C clients with analyses for sustainability strategies. Prior to joining JF&C, she earned a master’s degree in sustainability science and a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics. She focused on approaches to a circular economy and sustainable value chains of consumer goods companies in both her bachelor’s and master’s dissertations. In addition to study visits to the Netherlands and Colombia, Ms Sadeh gained practical experience while working at the office of a member of the European Parliament.

Lary Schlüssel Senior Consultant

Lary Schlüssel supports JF&C clients in public affairs and strategic communication, with a particular focus on energy and mobility issues. Prior to joining JF&C, he worked for a communications consultancy specialising in energy, infrastructure and mobility. During his studies, he gained practical experience in the German Bundestag, during the Bundestag election campaign as well as at a German embassy in Central America. He completed his bachelor’s degree in social sciences in Berlin and Paris and his master’s degree in political science in Potsdam – both with a focus on political communication and international relations.

Claudio Struck Partner and Head of Politics

Claudio Struck is responsible for the public affairs consulting services and political networking. At JF&C, the graduate historian advises companies on strategic advocacy and positioning with a focus on the construction and real estate industries. After a stint as a political advisor in the German Bundestag, he worked in Brazil as a project manager for the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad in Sao Paulo, the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Free University of Berlin. After returning from Brazil, he was responsible for fundraising and corporate contacts for the federal executive board of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen prior to joining JF&C in 2016.

Sylvia Tybussek Personal Assistant

Sylvia Tybussek is the personal assistant to Joschka Fischer. For direct inquiries to Mr. Fischer, please feel free to contact Mrs. Tybussek.

Lisa Wolfram Consultant

Lisa Wolfram supports clients in the field of public affairs and strategic, political communication. Due to her years of professional experience as a consultant for urban development and project management, Lisa is primarily entrusted with the focus area of urban development & construction at JF&C. Prior to this, she was able to participate in project-related construction planning and provided technical support for municipal urban land use planning, especially with the involvement of the general public. After completing her basic studies in Political Science, Lisa went on to study International Studies in Denmark. During her academic training, she was able to gain insight into German and European foreign policy in governmental and non-governmental institutions. Interdisciplinary and networked thinking is the key to Lisa's success.