Andreas Dripke acted as Chairman Business Relations for the Diplomatic Council since the global Think Tank was founded in 2012 and became the Diplomatic Council´s Global Chairman in 2015 when the organization expanded its activities globally. Andreas Dripke has studied computer science and economy and has a strong background on international journalism and public relations. He has been chief editor for International Data Corporation for more than a decade. He is author of several books about the economic potential of the information society. After his journalistic career he founded the public relations agency network European Marketing Communications focussed on helping companies from the US and Asia to enter the European market. Today in his main role as the Diplomatic Council´s Global Chairman he drives strategy.