Ulf Gartzke has been Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s Washington Office since July 2004. The Hanns-Seidel-Foundation is a political not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Germany’s ruling Christian Social Union (CSU) party.
Before joining the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Mr. Gartzke worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he was in charge of the Forum’s engagement with the global automotive industry. Previously, he gained professional experience with DaimlerChrysler’s Washington Affairs Office, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the World Bank in Paris, and the CSU party in Munich.
Ulf Gartzke studied political science and international relations at the University of Augsburg in Germany, Georgetown University in Washington DC, the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, and the London School of Economics. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies. Ulf Gartzke is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and the Toenissteiner Kreis. He is fluent in German, English, French, and Spanish.