Rob is an investor consultant at Germany Trade & Invest, the country’s economic development agency. He supports international companies looking to set up a presence in the German markets for energy efficiency in buildings and industrial processes. In doing so, he has introduced businesses from many different countries and a wide range of fields to the ins and outs of energy efficiency and doing business in Germany. He is also responsible for developing the agency’s smart cities strategy. His previous roles include working in the agency’s communications department, as a journalist covering Germany’s cleantech beat, and as a junior project manager at a Dutch PR and political strategy company in Brussels. Originally from Britain, Rob has been based in Berlin for eight years.