Chief Operating Officer, Munich Security Conference
Benedikt FRANKE is the Chief Operating Officer of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), where he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization and the strategic development of its formats and activities. Before joining the MSC, he served as a Senior Advisor for Strategic Affairs at the Headquarters of the Christian Social Union (CSU) and was part of the inner campaign team for the successful local, state, and federal elections in 2013. Prior he worked as a Special Assistant for the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan. Dr. Franke holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He publishes articles regularly on foreign affairs.