Former Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; Former State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Alexander Müller, a graduate sociologist, is directing a global study for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on 'The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food' and managing the 'TMG – Töpfer, Müller, Gaßner GmbH, ThinkTankforSustainability'. From 2006 to 2013, he was Assistant Director-General of the Natural Resources Management and Environment Department at the UN World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Before this, he was State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). From 2013 to January 2016, he worked as a senior research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. Alexander Müller has been a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development since 2013.
Previous appointments and achievements
Since 04/2016 Managing Director of TMG – Töpfer, Müller, Gaßner gmbH, ThinkTankforSustainability
Since 02/2016 Head of a global study of the United Nations Environment Programme on 'The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food'
Since 2013 Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
2013 - 2016 Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany
2006 - 2013 Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Natural Resources Management and Environment Department
2008 - 2011 Chair of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN)
2001 - 2005 State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMELV), Germany
1995 - 2001 Member of Parliament, Hessen, Germany; Chairman of the Caucus of the Green Party; Member of the Committee of Environmental Affairs, of the Finance Committee and of the Committee for New Media, Wiesbaden, Germany
1992 - 1995 State Secretary of the Hessian Ministry of Youth, Family and Health Affairs, Wiesbaden, Germany
1985 - 1992 City Councilor in Marburg/Germany with the responsibility for environmental and social affairs; chair of the board of municipal utilities for energy, water and public transport
1977 - 1985 Master of Social Sciences (Sociology, Political Sciences) at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany
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