Alexandra Wandel

Executive Director, World Future Council, Germany

Alexandra Wandel is Executive Director of the World Future Council, a forum of global changemakers working to bring the interests of future generations to the centre of policymaking. She is also jury member of the German Sustainability Award, Europe's largest award recognising ecological and social leadership in business, science, architecture and communities.

Previously, she was the European Trade and Sustainability Programme Coordinator of Friends of the Earth International in Brussels and coordinated European NGO activities including at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conferences in Seattle, Doha, Cancun and Hong Kong and the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

She was an advisor to the European Commission’s Delegation to the Johannesburg Summit and to EU Commissioner Lamy on globalisation, trade and environment on behalf of the major European environmental NGOs: Friends of the Earth Europe, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Greenpeace and Birdlife. Earlier she worked for EcoPeace Middle East in East Jerusalem, the Egyptian Youth for Development and Environment in Cairo, and was personal assistant to Eva Quistorp, MEP, Brussels and Elisabeth Schroedter, MEP, Potsdam. Alexandra has a MA in International Relations with Honours from the University of Amsterdam, and studied political science and public law at the Free University Berlin.