Benjamin Wannenwetsch heads up a team of five commercial diplomats across the British Consulate in Munich and the Embassy in Berlin.
His work focuses on the UK’s technology sector trade & investment strategy as well as the broader digital commercial bilateral relationship between Germany and the UK. He has previously worked in public sector strategy consulting and for an economic research institute.
Ben studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) at Durham University and holds a Masters in Literature from Oxford University.
As COVID accelerates the pace of technological advance and new regulatory challenges emerge, tech increasingly becomes a lever of international diplomacy. Drawing on academic researchers’ insight will help me make informed strategic decision that will shape the German-British tech trading relationship. I would seek to:
· Get a deeper understanding of key trends and questions around open data, regulating AI, and promoting tech for good.
· Understand what drives the development of tech ecosystems and how new cross-border ecosystems may contribute to regional prosperity in the UK.
· Gather the necessary tools to develop a new format for commercial and regulatory bilateral relations with Germany.