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Cornelia Quennet-Thielen

senior advisor

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen

Life at FGS Global

Strengthens FGS Global's strategic advisory services with her experience and expertise on sustainability, environment, science and research, especially on ESG topics.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Ten years as State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research - in particular, competitive positioning of the German science system, leading positions at the Office of the Federal President and in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, negotiator of the first international agreements on climate protection and sustainability.

Life Beyond FGS Global

In addition to many philanthropic activities, she enjoys Berlin's rich culture and the landscapes from Wannsee to the Baltic Sea. She loves literature, cooking and traveling.

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen is a Senior Advisor at FGS Global in Berlin. With three decades of experience and expertise in sustainability, environmental and science policy, she strengthens the strategic advisory offering with a focus on Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) issues.

Cornelia spent ten years as State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. With the Excellence Initiatives, among other things, she made a significant contribution to making the German science system a flexible, innovative and competitive player, also at an international level. Her career includes leadership positions in the Office of the Federal President and the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. She led negotiations on climate protection and sustainability at a national, European and international level for the German government.

Pro bono, Cornelia serves on supervisory and advisory boards of, among others, the European Climate Foundation, the Nicholas Institute at Duke University in the U.S., the Roland Berger Foundation and the Michael Otto Environmental Foundation, further she is involved as a mentor for girls and women.

She is a World Fellow of Yale University and a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. She studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Trier and began her career as a judge.

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen
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