Creating value through in-depth expertise, networks, and partnerships.

The Foreign Council On Economic Relations is a collaboration platform for economic relations and diplomacy.

Governments, multinational corporations, family-owned businesses, and private equity firms use us to understand other countries‘ agendas, gain expertise, build reliable relationships, and accelerate success.

Leadership

We promote mutual understanding, the rule of law, sustainability, and multilateralism to shape global prosperity.

Maximilian Hoffmann

President

– President, Foreign Council On Economic Relations (Jan 2024 – Present)
– President and CEO, Foreign Council On Economic Relations (2022 – 2023)
– Executive Chairman and Secretary-General, Foreign Council On Economic Relations (2019 – 2022)
– Deputy-Spokesperson of the Executive Board, Alliance of Associations (2020 – 2023)
– Secretary-General, Federal Business Associations of Germany and the Gulf Cooperation Council (2016 – 2019)
– Chairman, German Partner (2017 – 2018)
– Member of the Board of Directors, Federal Association of German Business in Ukraine (2008 – 2016)

Alexander Kulitz, MdB a.D.

Vice-President and Chairman

– CEO, Foreign Council On Economic Relations (Jan 2024 – Present)
– Chairman, Foreign Council On Economic Relations (2021 – 2023)
– Member, German Federal Parliament / Bundestag, FDP (2017 – 2021)
– Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag (2018 – 2021)
– Deputy Chairman, Parliamentary Group for Relations with the ASEAN States German Bundestag (2018 – 2021)
– Federal Chairman, Junior Chamber of Commerce Germany WJD (2017 – 2018)

Andrej Gross

Vice President (hon.)

– Director, Deutsche Messe AG