Markus Herrmann has been a member of the Board of foraus since 2020. Prior to that, he was active as the co-director of the Asia Program. His research interests concern the foreign (economic) policy of China, in particular the “Belt and Road Initiative.” He holds a MLaw from the Universities of Bern and Geneva and a CAS in Public Policy from ETH Zurich. He previously worked at The Boston Consulting Group and Bayer AG and spent more than five years in Asia, mainly China. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of the China Macro Group (CMG), a European research and consulting company specialising in China.