Dr. Sven-Uwe Mueller is seconded by GIZ as principal advisor for sustainable infrastructure and climate change to the Inter-American Development Bank. There he helps to promote the sustainability agenda of the bank by bringing in German and European experiences and creating linkages to the relevant institutions.
After receiving his PhD. at the University of Bonn in 1996, Dr. Mueller entered Siemens AG where he held several corporate communication functions. As the officer for Industrial and Environmental Affairs at the German Embassy in Beijing from 2004 to 2006, he coordinated Sino-German policy dialogue on renewable energy and climate change action. After this, as Vice President in the Government Affairs department of Siemens AG, he was responsible for international climate policy, energy efficiency and renewable energy issues, and the coordination of related industry initiatives.
Since 2009, Dr. Mueller works for GIZ, an organisation implementing international sustainable development projects for the German Government. In his prior position at GIZ he worked as Deputy Country Director of GIZ China, Head of the Energy Sector China and Director of several bilateral cooperation projects. In this capacity he was responsible for the overall Sino-German energy cooperation, power sector reform, renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, technical cooperation in the field of wind power and biogas, and low carbon development strategies for the electricity sector.