Franziska Teichmann is a Senior Manager at German think tank adelphi and has been Head of the German Secretariat for the Energy Cooperation with Australia and New Zealand in Sydney since August 2021. She leads a team that supports the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in all aspects of energy cooperation with both countries and implements the Australia-Germany Energy Partnership. Her work focuses in particular on hydrogen, energy efficiency and topics around the power system and renewable energies. She coordinates and advises on the hydrogen cooperation within the Energy Partnership and supports the implementation of the Germany-Australia Hydrogen Accord. Her work also covers aspects around the broader geopolitics of hydrogen and strategies for German import security. Prior to joining adelphi in 2019, she worked as an advisor in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection on the bilateral cooperation with Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia and the MENA region. In addition, she has experience from her work as a management consultant for the international gas sector. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the HAW Hamburg and a Master’s degree in Environmental and Development Economics from the University of Glasgow.