Press photo of Dr Patrick Graichen

Dr Patrick Graichen, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr Patrick Graichen

Born in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia on 11 March 1972

Career

From 15 December 2021
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

January 2014 to December 2021
Executive Director and Managing Director of Agora Energiewende

2012 to 2013
Deputy Director of Agora Energiewende

2007 to 2012
Head of Division at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

2001 to 2006
Deputy Head of Division for International Climate Action and Personal Assistant to the State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

1996 to 2001
Research assistant at the interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Economics at Heidelberg University and doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.), thesis: ‘Municipal Energy Policy’

1993 to1996
Degree in Economics and Political Science at Heidelberg University and the University of Cambridge (UK)