Ruediger Lentz

is the founder and managing director of BerlinDialogue. Prior to BerlinDialogue he headed the prestigious Aspen Institute Germany dedicated to foster transatlantic relations and value-based leadership. He is currently also a senior advisor at the Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Group in Berlin. As a former editor at the Spiegel, a senior commentator on national TV and a longtime Deutsche Welle Bureau chief and TV Correspondent in Brussels and Washington he has a strong background and wide-ranging expertise in foreign affairs, economic policies, and public affairs. Lentz is a founding member of the Washington based German American Business Council (GABC), a longtime member of the Atlantik Bruecke and a member of the German Council on Foreign relations.