Press release

Roland Freudenstein joins GLOBSEC as the think-tank’s Vice President and the Head of the Brussels office


Bratislava, June 11, 2021. GLOBSEC, a leading European independent think-tank with global outreach, is proud to announce that Roland Freudenstein joins the organisation as the Vice President and the Head of the Brussels office as of October 2021.

Roland Freudenstein boasts a remarkable career in public administration, global democracy-building, international policymaking and the world of think-tanks. It is his unique and comprehensive expertise that makes him an excellent candidate for both positions in which he will enrich our institution,” commented Róbert Vass, President of GLOBSEC.

”GLOBSEC is a fascinating place, connecting Central to Western Europe, Europe to America and the West to the rest of the world. GLOBSEC is also a fascinating group of people, dynamic and ambitious, and committed to a democratic future for our continent. I’m proud to join them and looking forward to working with them.” said Roland Freudenstein

“I am delighted to start working with Roland Freudenstein to further reach our goals and aspirations here at GLOBSEC. He will undoubtedly be a valuable voice within our organisation as he is a great thinker, networker and a firm holder of opinions based on universal democratic values. These qualities, among others, are highly appreciated at GLOBSEC” added Alena Kudzko, Director of GLOBSEC Policy Institute.

Roland Freudenstein worked as a research fellow at the German Council of Foreign Affairs for several years. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he joined the foreign policy planning staff of the European Commission in Brussels for 2 years and then became the Director of the Warsaw office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation during a crucial period in the 1990s. In the 2000s, after a stint in the Foundation’s central office in Berlin, he moved back to Brussels as the Chief Representative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the European Union. Since 2008, he has been the Head of Research, and later the Policy Director, of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the think-tank of the European People’s Party in Brussels.


GLOBSEC is an independent global think-tank providing a practical and functional platform for multisector dialogue on the challenges of today and tomorrow. GLOBSEC’s mission is to ensure a secure, democratic Europe and preserve a safe and sustainable social future.

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