Benjamin Godel

Senior Manager International Markets BDI
Federation of German Industries

Senior Manager International Markets at Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI)

June 2014 - Present

BDI - The Voice of German Industry

The BDI contributes to opinion-forming and decision-making. It communicates the interestsof German industry to those in positions of political responsibility. It primarily addresses policy-makers and the government in Germany and at EU level. In addition, the BDI is also active worldwide. It commands a wide network in all key markets and international organisations. The BDI provides political flanking for the opening-up of international markets and provides information and economic policy advice on all topics relevant to industry. The economic importance of North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) for Germany and the EU has increased greatly over the past years. BDI is committed to the intensification of mutual business ties by providing information about the business opportunities, by creating b2b platforms, by representing German industry’s interests vis-à-vis the political decision-makers and by serving as a contact partner in matters relating to economic policy.

Coordinator at The North Africa Middle East Initiative of German Business (NMI)

January 2016 - Present

Task Force MENA at Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

July 2014 - Present

Deputy CEO at German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (AHK Saudi Arabia)November 2011 - November 2013 (2 years 1 month)

Manager at Niedersachsen Business Centre Saudi Arabia

November 2012 - October 2013 (1 year)

Consultant at German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (AHK Saudi Arabia)October 2009 - October 2011 (2 years 1 month)


Freie Universität Berlin

Dipl. Pol. / Master Political Science 2001 - 2007