Benedikt Wiedenhofer joined the International Relations Department of BusinessEurope in February 2018. He is responsible for Africa, development-related issues, trade in services and communicating about trade. Before joining BusinessEurope he completed traineeships in the Trade Policy Department of the European Parliament and, as a part of his Bachelor studies, the German Embassy in Dublin and the Siemens Government Affairs office in Brussels. He holds a Master degree in global political economy from the University of Technology Dresden and a Bachelor degree in European studies from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Benedikt is German, speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and has a good level of Italian.