Speaker profile


  • Mr Folker Franz
    Senior Vice President EU Public Affairs



Folker Franz heads the EU Public Affairs office of ABB.

Before joining ABB in 2012, Folker Franz worked for ten years at BUSINESSEUROPE, the confederation of European industry. As Industrial Affairs Director he followed EU policies in the areas of environment, technology, climate and energy. At BUSINESSEUROPE he represented the views of European industry in the political discussions leading up to the adoption of the landmark EU Climate and Energy Package in December 2008. 

Folker Franz is a trained economist and holds a Master in International Economics from the Université Paris-Dauphine. Prior to BUSINESSEUROPE, he worked as a business consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Berlin. He is of German nationality.

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