Thomas Rausch
Head of Project,
Bertelsmann Stiftung

 

Thomas Rausch is heading the GED project. He takes charge of coordinating the project activities and currently focuses on devising a proposal for the next project stage.

Before joining the GED team in mid-2018, Thomas headed Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Office of the Executive and Supervisory Boards and worked as Advisor to Bertelsmann Stiftung’s CEO Aart De Geus. Until 2014, he acted as Project Manager Future Economic Dialogue. In this capacity, he coordinated Bertelsmann Stiftung’s contributions to the Global Economic Symposium. Prior to joining Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2012, he worked as a Program Officer for Transatlantic Relations at a private institute for civic education in Hamburg.

Thomas studied political science, economics and law at the Universities of Tübingen and Denver. His 2008 magister/master thesis “The West Is Not Enough” focused on G8 outreach activities toward emerging economies.

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