Jakob Kiefer was born in 1969. He is a former career diplomat with 25 years of experience from three continents with focus on negotiations, economy, trade and security policy. Jakob Kiefer had leading central functions and served as EU Foreign Affairs Council Sherpa, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Mission in China, Ambassador to Chile and Peru as well as Ambassador for Sustainable Business. Since 2019, he has been the Group Head of Public Affairs, ABB Group. Jakob Kiefer has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from Uppsala University including undergraduate studies from the USA and France. He is also a member of the Global Committee on Trade and investment of the International Chamber of Commerce, a Senior Advisor to the CEO Climate Leaders Alliance of World Economic Forum.