Sudha David-Wilp is a senior transatlantic fellow & deputy director of the Berlin office. She joined GMF's Berlin office in September 2011. She oversees GMF’s Congress-Bundestag Forum, a joint program with the Robert Bosch Foundation, and engages with the media as an expert on German-U.S. relations.
Before moving to Berlin, she was the director of International Programs at the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress in Washington DC for nearly eight years. At the Association, David-Wilp was responsible for Congressional Study Groups and international programs for current members of Congress and senior Congressional staff. She established a Trilateral Roundtable format for legislators and launched a speakers’ program involving current and former lawmakers.
David-Wilp has worked as a marketing and business development manager for leading IT and multimedia companies such as Lufthansa Systems and Aperto. At Lufthansa Systems, she was responsible for international business development and worked very closely with the corporate strategy department. Upon returning to the United States in 2003, she interned briefly for the U.S. Senate’s Joint Economic Committee in Washington.
David-Wilp commented on the 2012 U.S. election for the German media, and has written for various news outlets on transatlantic relations. She lived in Germany for five years after completing a Robert Bosch Fellowship for Young American Leaders (Bosch XIV, 1997-98). She received her bachelor's from Johns Hopkins University, with a major in international relations and a minor in the writing seminars. She received her master's in international relations from Columbia University.