Dr. Peter Hefele leads the Asia and Pacific team of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) since 1 May 2019. Previously, he headed the KAS’ regional program “Energy Security and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific region” based in Hong Kong SAR, PR China. For five years he was responsible for the KAS office in Shanghai / PR China. Between 2006 and 2010 he worked as a country representative for East and Southeast Asia as well as India in the Department of European and International Cooperation (EIZ) of the KAS in Berlin. His main areas of interest include politics, economics, society and the environment of Asia, as well as issues of the social market economy.