Markus Berger is part of a network of young German and Chinese leaders from all sectors who come together to engage in intensive dialogue and to undergo further professional and intercultural training. The Zukunftsbrücke – Chinese-German Young Professional Campus takes place in alternate years in China and Germany.
Markus Berger is working at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on one of the Ministry's core projects: the Charter for the Future, a document drafted by a wide range of civil society actors. By implementing several high-level domestic and international conferences, he is promoting the objectives of the Charter and the related UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Prior to this assignment, Markus has been working for more than four years at the Office of the Federal President, drafting speeches and preparing foreign policy activities for the German head of state. At the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), he has been head of division for the Asia-Pacific region. Markus started his professional career at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), co-authoring reports on regional and rural development such as the OECD (2009) Rural Policy Review of China. Markus holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Sciences Po - Institut d'Études Politiques - in Paris. He has done undergraduate studies in political science, economics and public law at Freie Universität Berlin as well as studies of Chinese language at Renmin University of China in Beijing.