Kristina Haverkamp has been a Managing Director at dena since October 2015. Following various positions in the German Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Finance, the lawyer was, among other posts, in charge of the Department of Economics in the permanent representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU.
Kristina Haverkamp (* 1961, mother of one son) studied law in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. Born in Dortmund, she started her career at the German Foreign Office as legal secretary for international environmental policy and went on to become judge-rapporteur at the Federal Cartel Office.
She then spent twelve years at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the permanent representation of the Federal Republic of Germany at the EU, focussing on the European Single Market and structural, cohesion and competition policy. In her last position, she headed the department of European State Aid Control Policy.
Her outstanding expertise in European economic policy took her back to Brussels in 2012. Until recently, the undersecretary was responsible for energy and environmental policy as well as industrial and SME policy in the capacity of head of the Department of Economics in the permanent representation of the Federal Republic of Germany at the EU.