Markus Steigenberger is one of the two managing directors of Agora Think Tanks (Agora Energiewende, Agora Industry and Agora Agriculture). He heads the organisation together with Frauke Thies in a dual leadership. Prior to taking over Agora’s management in May 2021, he led the international team (since 2016) and the European team (2014-1016), and worked as head of office at Agora’s start.
Before joining Agora, Markus oversaw the Germany programme of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). He started his career as a journalist and held various positions in German and international civil society organisations. He completed a Master of Business Administration as well as a Magister Artium in economic history, political science, and law.