Managing Director, Regional Network & Development Focus Area
Marcel joined the WBCSD in April 1997 to run the Regional Network Program. The network consists of more than 60 partner organizations around the world, representing some 2000 business leaders.
In January 2001, Marcel was appointed to the WBCSD's Executive Team. Since July 2009, he has also been acting as Managing Director of the Development Focus Area, which aims to promote business solutions to socio-economic and environmental challenges in developing countries and emerging economies.
Before joining the WBCSD, Marcel worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Mexico from 1994 to 1996.
Marcel has specialist degrees in International Relations and Development Economics and holds master's degrees from the University of Constance (Germany) and the London School of Economics (LSE). He also has experience in the hospitality industry and a Swiss Hotel Management Diploma.
Marcel is a German national. He was brought up in Latin America and is fluent in German, Spanish, English and French.
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