Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a policy expert and think tank manager. As a vice president at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) he oversees the organization’s activities in Germany and leads the Europe program. Prior to joining GMF he served as an advisor to Joachim Gauck, the President of Germany. From 2013-17, he oversaw policy planning and speechwriting for the President.
Before joining the President’s staff in Berlin, Kleine-Brockhoff spent 12 years in Washington DC, including a prior 6 year stint at GMF where he led the work about the implications of the European financial crisis. A member of GMF’s senior management team since 2007, Kleine-Brockhoff was responsible for strategic projects and, until 2011, oversaw GMF policy programs and globalization projects.
Before arriving at GMF, Kleine-Brockhoff served as the Washington bureau chief of DIE ZEIT, Germany’s intellectual weekly.