About us

Representative of German Industry and Trade

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) is the liason of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) in Washington, DC. RGIT represents their interests vis-√†-vis the U.S. government and the U.S. Congress, and reports and advises on a variety of economic policy issues and developments in German-American relations. 

Our Principals

The Federation of German Industries (BDI)

  • BDI - The voice of German Industry
  • The BDI is the umbrella organization of German industry and industry-related services. It speaks for 36 trade associations and more than 100,000 enterprises with around 8 million employees.
  • www.bdi.eu

 

Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

  • DIHK is the central organization for 79 Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Germany and speaks for more than 3 million businesses of all sizes.
  • DIHK represents all commercial enterprises in Germany. 
  • DIHK is coordinating the worldwide network of the German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs), Delegations and Representative Offices at 130 locations in 90 countries.
  • www.dihk.de

Dr. Christoph Schemionek

Präsident & CEO (kommissarisch)

+1 202 659 6821

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Caitlin Hickey

Director, Government Relations and Legal Affairs

+1-202-659-6827

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Kevin Wolfe

Senior Analyst, Commercial and Energy Policy

+1-202-659-6832

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Jay Morgan

Policy Manager

Silke Roberts-Schumacher

Administrative Assistant

+1-202-378-8288

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This material is distributed by the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) on behalf of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.