Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser is heading the Hydrogen division within the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany and with this oversees the development and implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy. She coordinates the links, sequence and synergies between the German initiatives on hydrogen market development, European and international cooperation, infrastructure development and hydrogen use in all sectors, as well as regulatory issues and certification.
Previously she headed the bilateral energy cooperation and developed bilateral and international hydrogen initiatives in Germany. Before that she headed the German Delegation to the Paris Club and worked in the field of foreign investment finance policies and with multilateral development banks. For four years Christine served as the Economic Counsellor in the Embassy of Germany in Bangkok, Thailand, where she supported German Companies abroad and coordinated German bilateral industry, energy, climate and scientific cooperation. Before she went abroad, Christine took part in several bilateral trade negotiations for services and investment issues. A former responsibility included also the negotiation of the 3rd trading period of the Emissions Trading Scheme in Brussels. Christine holds degrees in Economics and Business Studies and a doctorate in Public Finance. She was born in Leipzig.