Thomas Fehrmann is a speech writer and planner to the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He previously worked as a strategy consulting executive and engagement manager with Accenture, and as a policy consultant, university lecturer and executive assistant to the CEO at an academic think tank; both in Berlin. His work covers topics ranging from digital government to cyber defence, and from science diplomacy to the re-design of a defence policy planning process. He holds a PhD in politics – specifically EU-ASEAN-MERCOSUR relations – from the Free University of Berlin, with research at Princeton University, as well as a master’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Free & Humboldt Universities of Berlin. He received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and held fellowships at the Young Königswinter as well as the Economic Königswinter Conferences.