Christian Hochfeld is the Executive Director of Agora Verkehrswende a leading think tank on decarbonizing transportation until mid of the century. Agora Verkehrswende has been initiated by Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation. Prior to his appointment as Director of Agora Verkehrswende in February of 2016, Christian Hochfeld was the Program Director for Sustainable Transportation based in Beijing, China at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. From 2004 to 2010 he was a member of the Management Board of the Oeko-Institut, one of Europe’s leading independent research and consultancy organizations working for a sustainable future. Between 1996 and 2004, he was a research associate at the Oeko-Institut. Hochfeld holds a Diploma degree in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2015 he has been an advisor of the Board of Directors of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the national Chinese Electric Vehicle Platform (China EV100).