Dr. Jürgen Friedrich has been chief executive of Germany Trade and Invest – Gesellschaft für Außenwirtschaft und Standortmarketing mbH since May 2009.
From August 2007 to April 2009, Dr. Friedrich led the “North Africa, Near and Middle East” Division of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in Berlin.
From 2000 to 2007, Dr. Friedrich was based in Dubai as Representative of German Industry and Commerce for the UAE, Oman and Qatar.
From 1998 to 2000, he worked at the Office of the Representative of German Industry and Trade in Washington, D.C., first as an economic policy expert and later as acting head.
From 1988 to 1997, Dr. Friedrich served as policy officer and later as deputy head of various energy policy divisions of BMWi in Bonn.
Dr. Friedrich studied mining engineering following compulsory military service