Dr. Thies Claussen has taken over as Head of Corporate Public Affairs of the Berlin office of FleishmanHillard in July 2020. Over the past ten years, Thies has worked in various roles in energy policy in Berlin. Among other things, he has served as Head of Policy at the German Association of New Energy Industries (bne) and as Senior Associate at the Agora Energiewende think tank. Most recently, he has headed the Public Affairs team at Edelman Berlin since the beginning of 2019. From autumn 2016, he worked as Key Account Manager and Senior Consultant for the Berlin consultancy Johanssen + Kretschmer. Thies has a broad network in the field of energy and climate policy in the German Bundestag, ministries, NGOs, science, associations and companies.
Thies studied economics and philosophy in Heidelberg, Munich and Berlin as well as a Fulbright Scholarship holder at Stanford University and received his doctorate in political philosophy. Before moving to the business world, Thies worked as an assistant professor at the LMU Munich.