Michael Krake is Director-General for Global health; private sector; trade; rural development at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Since 2002, Mr Krake has held various positions in the German Federal Government. Before his current post, he headed the Directorate for Private sector, trade, employment and digital technologies, also at the BMZ. From 2007 to 2012, Mr Krake lived and worked in East Africa. In Kenya, he was regional co-ordinator of the BMZ's programme for drought resilience in the Horn of Africa and, at the German embassy in Uganda, he was responsible for matters relating to development policy. Before joining the BMZ, Michael Krake was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He attended university in Bonn, Germany, and in New York, U.S.A., and is a graduate economist.