Christine Zimmermann-Loessl

Chairwoman
Association for Vertical Farming

Studying political science, sinology and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilan Universität in Munich, was the starting point for my interest in Asia. Working  in different  Asian countries as a teacher, consultant and in trading companies gave me experience and deeper insight in the culture and people. When I returned to Germany I benefited from this as a project manager for risk analysis and crisis management. Networking came always easy to me, so I founded the Asia Network Information Center – combining my talents for own projects with research and new ideas. As the representative for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in China I profited again from my experience in different areas and lead a German-Chinese Management Institute. I initiated environmental protection and poverty alleviation projects, as well as I was engaged in women programs. After returning to Germany I needed to focus on family matters till I started again with consulting. Inspired by my sons interests in Vertical Farming I got involved in this fascinating topic, which seemed to offer solutions for so many problems and my decision was clear to get involved and support it with all my experience and my networks – we founded the Association for Vertical Farming to introduce and push the implementation of Vertical Farming around the world.