Christian Hänel has been with the Robert Bosch Foundation since 2001. He joined the as participant in the Robert Bosch Foundation Leadership Development Programme and became programme officer German-American relations in 2003. From 2006 to 2007, he served as executive assistant to the chairman of the board of management. Since 2008, Hänel has been deputy head of department for International Relations Western Europe, America, Turkey, Japan, India. Before joining the Robert Bosch Foundation, he worked in media distribution and sales.