Michael is DRI’s Executive Director and one of the organisation’s co-founders. In this role, he is in charge of strategic leadership and overall management of the organisation with the Executive Team. Michael has been working in international relations, diplomacy, media and democracy support for more than 20 years, including at the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the European Union and the BBC. He is a fully qualified lawyer (Freiburg, Berlin) with an LL.M. in European Law (College of Europe, Bruges).