Head of the Department of Water, Energy, Urban Development and Geosciences Sector at the
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Franz Marré, Head of Division 313 in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has been European Co-Chair of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership since 2008. He was born 1956 in Bogotá, Colombia. After having studied Law in Bonn he joined the BMZ in 1989. Since 2007 he is head of the division responsible for Water, Energy, Urban Development and the Geosciences sector. Prior positions in the BMZ include the Southeast Asia section (a.o. coordination of the German Post-Tsunami reconstruction assistance in the Indian Ocean), the Organisation division and the Latin America desk. He was posted in Washington, D.C. at the Interamerican Development Bank in 1991 – 1992 and served as Development Counsellor at the German Embassy in Pretoria from 1994 to 1998.