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. Christian has been engaged in economic development work in Myanmar since five years, particularly in the areas of market system development and value chain promotion in the tourism sector plus upgrading the quality infrastructure. 

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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Mesopartner Working Paper 02  
Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS): 
Assessing and Enhancing Innovation Networks. Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a methodology to conduct a rapid diagnosis of a locality, a value chain or a cluster with a special focus at technology and…  
Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam 2017  
In order to assess the feasibility of a possible future project ‘Responsible Tourism and Competitiveness in Vietnam’ envisaged by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) for funding, the ILO has commissioned the preparation of a rapid market assessment (RMA) of…  
Regional Economic Potential Analysis  
In 2006, mesopartner was commissioned by the European Union–Vietnam Private Sector Support Programme (EU-VPSSP) to develop a methodology for Regional Economic Potential Analysis and the supervision of its first application in the three provinces Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho.…  
The role of meso organisations in the Product Space  
During the last 10 years, a promising approach has emerged from the Centre for International Development (CID) at Harvard University and Macro Connections at MIT Media Lab. It is called the Atlas of Economic Complexity (Hausmann, Hidalgo, Bustos, Coscia, Simoes & Yildirim,…  
How to introduce LED as an approach to economic change in a country  
Since it was established in 2003, Mesopartner has been involved in work related to Local Economic Development (LED).  
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