Ellen von Zitzewitz has worked over the last 15 years in several senior positions in the German Federal Government including the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, The Ministry of Environment and Nuclear Safety, the German Embassy on Moscow and the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU. She was several years German focal point for the IRENA and coordinated the German G20 Position 2019.
2002 – 2005 she was also Advisor to the Yemeni Minister of Water and Environment in Sana’a, Yemen and initiated the Middle East North Africa Renewable Energy Conferences as well as the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue.
As deputy director for “Climate and Energy Cooperation”, she leads Germany’s energy cooperation with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Ellen von Zitzewitz holds a Master’s degree in Forest Science from the University of Freiburg, Germany.