DR KLEMENS JOOS
Founder and Managing Director (CEO)
Dr Klemens Joos studied business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and, already in 1998, obtained his doctorate on “Representing the Interests of German Companies vis-à-vis the Institutions of the European Union” at the university’s Faculty of Business Administration. After working as Personal Assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, he founded EUTOP International GmbH in 1990.
Since then, EUTOP has concentrated on the structural and sustainable support of the work of the interest representations of private companies, associations and organisations at the institutions of the European Union and selected member states. EUTOP International GmbH in Munich has subsidiaries in Brussels, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Vienna, further offices in Paris, Madrid, Rome, Budapest, Prague and Copenhagen, as well as, sales representations in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and New York. EUTOP is a provider of Process-oriented Structural Governmental Relations (PSGR®). Dr Klemens Joos heads the EUTOP Group as Managing Partner. His doctorate was followed by further publications on lobbying, which are available in German, English and Japanese. Furthermore, since 2013, Dr Klemens Joos has been Visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration at the LMU Munich for the field of "Convincing Political Stakeholders. In July 2019 Dr Klemens Joos was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit.
Chief Administration Officer
Christian Schaufler studied Law at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and subsequently completed his legal apprenticeship in Tübingen and Reutlingen. After completing the second legal state examination in 2004 he worked as a lawyer for the RWT Group in Reutlingen. In 2007 he joined the office of the chairperson of the CDU parliamentary group in the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, taking over the management of the office in 2008. Following this, from February 2010 until May 2011 he managed the office of the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg. In September 2011 he took on the position of Chief Administration Officer at EUTOP International GmbH in Munich. In this capacity Christian Schaufler has also been Managing Director of First Management & IT Services GmbH since 2018 and since 2019 of EUTOP International GmbH.
DR RAINER WEND
Managing Director EUTOP Düsseldorf GmbH
Dr Rainer Wend studied Law at the Philipps University in Marburg and at the Westphalian Wilhelm University in Münster. In 1984 he was awarded a doctorate from the University of Bielefeld, where he had been working since 1980 as a research assistant. Dr Wend started his political career upon joining the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1970. He was the mayor of the city of Bielefeld from 1994 until 2003, and in 1998 he was elected to the Bundestag as a representative of the SPD. Here Dr Rainer Wend was chairman of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Employment from 2002 until 2005, and, from 2002 until 2009, he was a member of the SPD executive committee. In 2009 Dr Wend joined the Deutsche Post DHL Group, a leading international company in the field of logistics and postal communications, with around 550,000 employees. Up until the end of 2019, Dr Wend held global responsibility within the group as Executive Vice President and also headed the centrally managed area of Policy and Regulation Management. In addition to this, Dr Wend is a member of a number of supervisory boards and advisory bodies and, since June 2019, he has been Managing Director of the University Society of Bielefeld. He has been Managing Director of EUTOP Düsseldorf GmbH since January 2020.
Managing Director of EUTOP Vienna GmbH
Konrad Kreuzer studied law and business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. After passing the 2nd state examination in law in 1977, he worked at the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior. From 1986, he was Head of the Public Law department and later Director of the Law and Property department at Bayernwerk AG. He was appointed Director of EuroBayernwerk in 1993, where he was responsible for international business development. From 1997, he was CEO of E.ON Hungaria in Budapest, and from 2002 and 2008 he additionally held the same position at the Slovakian companies Zapadoslovenska energetika and E.ON Slovensko respectively. He left these posts at the end of 2013. Konrad Kreuzer has been Managing Director of EUTOP Vienna GmbH since 2015, and is also in charge of EUTOP Budapest and EUTOP Prague.