Jan Martin Witte is a co-founder and non-resident fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). He is based in Frankfurt and serves as head of division, Infrastructure Southern Africa, at KfW Entwicklungsbank. His areas of expertise include global energy policy, international development, international organizations, corporate social responsibility, and transatlantic relations.
Jan Martin’s work experience includes consulting and research assignments at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). From June 1999 to June 2001 he served as a research associate with the Global Public Policy Project, Washington, DC. Between 2003 and 2010, Jan Martin served as associate director for GPPi in Berlin.
Jan Martin has published widely on issues of energy policy, international development, UN reform, global governance, and transatlantic relations, most recently: "Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game" (Washington, DC: Brookings Press, 2010), "50 Jahre OPEC: Kartell zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht" (Munich: Hanser Verlag, 2010), and "Transforming Development? The Role of Philanthropic Foundations in International Development" (Berlin: GPPi, 2008).
Jan Martin received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation (European Recovery Program Fellowship), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2003, he was the recipient of the Daimler-Chrysler Fellowship for Transatlantic Affairs at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
Jan Martin holds a PhD and MA in international relations and international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He also received a diploma in political science from the University of Potsdam.
Languages: German, English, French