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Dr. Peter HEFELE
- © Hefele, KAS
Dr Peter Hefele finished his PhD Studies in Economics and Economic History in 1997 at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany). He worked as an economic researcher at the Institute for Economy and Society/Bonn and joint Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in 2003 as Head of the Department of Economic Education. In 2006 he became Head of Division China, South East Asia, India / Team Asia and the Pacific at KAS in Berlin (Germany).
From December 2010 to February 2015, he worked as Director of the China Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Shanghai. From March 2015 till April 2019 he was Director of the Regional Project “Energy Security and Climate Change” (RECAP), based in Hong Kong SAR / PR China. Since 1 May 2019 he is Director of the Department Asia and the Pacific at KAS in Berlin.
His main fields of expertise are economic policy, transformational economy, international development cooperation and energy/climate policy. He is also an expert on political, economic and social developments in Asia and China.
He is fluent in German, English and Hungarian, has good command in French and Italian and basic knowledge in Chinese.