Susanne Lein
Diplom in Business Economics, International Business Administration
Senior Manager + Co-Lead Energy

Susanne Lein is a Senior Manager + Co-Lead Energy at adelphi. Her work focuses on foreign trade, energy efficiency, and renewable energies. Susanne is leading the Top-Runner-Initiative (NTRI) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and is responsible for the technical and organisational implementation of the initiative. Susanne is working to promote and advance product efficiency together with various partners from industry, trade, and consumer protection. Moreover, her work focuses on educating consumers on energy efficiency and supporting them in their energy conservation efforts. In this capacity, Susanne is contributing to the transformation of energy systems and to climate protection.

Susanne has more than 15 years of international experience in the energy and environmental sectors, in foreign trade promotion, and in international energy policy. She is experienced in conceptualising and leading international consulting projects in collaboration with diverse clients, including ministries, associations, implementing organisations in German foreign trade promotion, and international organisations. In the course of her career, she has built up a broad network of public and private decision-makers, including state bodies, business organisations, and private enterprises in the energy and environmental sectors. Beyond that, she possesses sound knowledge of project management and quality management in promotional programmes and marketing, and is confident in handling complex consulting projects. 

Prior to joining adelphi, Susanne was employed by the GFA Consulting Group and spent over 8 years there leading the offices of the “Energy Efficiency made in Germany” initiative, a foreign trade promotion programme within the BMWi. A significant focal point of her work there was supporting the BMWi in developing the programme’s strategic orientation and further development, as well as its technical and organisational implementation. Her responsibilities included consulting with medium-sized businesses on energy efficiency in the course of internationalisation and coordinating and guiding diverse national and international partner and implementing organisations. Prior to that, Susanne worked in various roles for the Network of German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs) in Ireland. In her role as project manager, she was responsible for export consulting with small and medium-sized businesses. She worked on the conceptualisation and implementation of concrete consulting projects in renewable energies.

During her studies of international business administration at the International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany, she dealt intensively with topics in strategic management, international (foreign) economic policy, personnel management, and marketing.

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