Oliver Wiechoczek

GPPi Circle of Friends

Oliver Wiechoczek has been working in the Europe department of the German Ministry of Finance in Berlin since 2006. He currently serves as an adviser to the German board member at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. From December 2007 to March 2009 he was seconded to the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment, Paris, where he focused on the European Economic and Monetary Union and the EU’s reaction to the financial and economic crisis.

Oliver was a summer fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute in July and August 2005. During his assignment he contributed to the Hertie School of Governance executive education seminar on “global public policy” and supported GPPi’s research on development policy.

He studied at the universities of Passau and Laval in Québec, Canada (MA in International Business and Cultural Studies) and holds an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium (Beethoven Promotion).

Oliver previously worked with the advertising agency Publicis and the S. Fischer publishing house in Frankfurt as well as the intercultural management consultancy ICUnet.AG in Passau. He received fellowships from the Bayerische Begabtenförderung and the European Movement Germany. For his master’s thesis on the EU’s contribution to the global governance of infectious diseases he received the 2006 EFPIA award. Oliver is an alumnus of the Dialogue d’avenir franco-allemand co-organised by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and its French counterpart Ifri.