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About the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Washington, DC

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Washington, DC

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Washington, DC (DGIC), located in the heart of the U.S. capital, aims to promote and deepen economic and commercial ties between the United States and Germany. Our mission is to advance, facilitate and foster commercial interests of German business and industry in the United States as well as commercial interests of U.S. business and industry in Germany.

DGIC serves as a point of contact for German companies interested in the DC metro area and U.S. companies interested in Germany as a business location. It offers companies a networking platform on transatlantic business topics and connects the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs), the German Chambers of Commerce in Germany (IHKs), trade associations and decision-makers from federal and state governments.

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Washington, DC is part of the network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad, which has 150 locations in 93 countries, and carries out its activities in cooperation with the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), as well as in dialogue with institutions and public authorities in both countries. The Delegation is supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

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Meet our Delegate

Dr. Christoph Schemionek is the President and CEO of the German Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Washington, DC, and President of the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT). He previously was the Senior Director for Regional Economic Policy at RGIT, where he was responsible for RGIT’s “German Business in the USA” project, which visualizes the economic contribution of German-owned affiliates in the United States. As RGIT’s World Bank Liaison, he also supported German companies to successfully navigate the World Bank’s procurement process. Christoph holds a Ph.D. in Geography and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC.



Dr. Christoph Schemionek

Delegierter der Deutschen Wirtschaft

Languages: Deutsch, Englisch

Amal Khaled

Senior Manager, Consulting & Corporate Development

Languages: English, German

Daniela Berger-Huza

Senior Manager of Projects

Languages: English, German

Jayne Peters

Project & Communications Manager

Languages: English, German

Silke Roberts-Schumacher

Office Manager