Eva-Maria Kirschsieper

Director Public Policy, Facebook

Eva-Maria Kirschsieper joined Facebook in 2011 as the first public policy manager in Germany and since then continuously built Facebook’s policy team for the DACH-region. Since 2014, she has been Head of the DACH policy team and today acts as Director of Public Policy.

In that role, she is responsible for the positioning of the company at the interface of politics, science and civil society. In addition to the management of the policy team Eva-Maria is particularly committed to driving Facebook’s sustainability policy agenda and has added significant impetus in that field. Among others, she is a member of the Leaders for Climate Action, a platform bringing together the world’s leading digital entrepreneurs dedicated to climate affairs.

Prior to joining Facebook, Eva-Maria Kirschsieper worked at the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) as Head of the Telecommunications, New Services, Information Society, Postal Services Unit. From 2007 to 2009, she has been Head of Office to a Member of the European Parliament, following an engagement in the German Bundestag from 2003 to 2007 where she focused on European affairs. Eva-Maria Kirschsieper studied Political Science at the Universities of Regensburg and Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Universitá degli Studi di Padova and the Free University of Berlin.