Dentons Global Advisors-ASG Welcomes Joachim Ruecker as Senior Advisor

Dentons Global Advisors-ASG Welcomes Joachim Ruecker as Senior Advisor

June 1, 2023 (Washington, D.C.)Dentons Global Advisors-Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a leader in global strategic advisory, announces that Ambassador Joachim Ruecker has joined as a Senior Advisor in the firm’s special economic zones (SEZs) and governance reform practice.

Ambassador (ret.) Joachim Ruecker has broad experience in diplomacy, economic policy, human rights, local governance, public infrastructure, and the structuring of utilities in the energy sector and beyond. Before joining Dentons Global Advisors-ASG, Ambassador Ruecker worked as an independent consultant, including for governments and international organizations. Until 2017, he was the Special Representative of the Federal Government of Germany for the Middle East Stability Partnership, where he helped implement the “Jordan Compact,” a project combining SEZs in Jordan with new job opportunities for Jordanian citizens and Syrian refugees. Previously, he served as Germany’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) in Geneva, President of the U.N. Human Rights Council, and Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General and U.N. Interim Administrator in Kosovo. His service in Kosovo included responsibility for economic reconstruction, privatization, re-structuring public enterprises, and helping lay the foundations for a functioning market economy, including through the creation of industrial parks and SEZs. Ambassador Ruecker also served as Ambassador of Germany to Sweden and Mayor of Sindelfingen, Germany.

“Ambassador Ruecker is a distinguished diplomat and executive who has unparalleled expertise in public management and in implementing innovative regulatory reforms including SEZs.” said Dan K. Rosenthal, Managing Principal of Dentons Global Advisors-ASG. “We look forward to drawing upon his talents to serve clients in this area of growing interest.”

“I am delighted to join this distinguished group and am confident that together we will be able to help our clients achieve their goals,” said Ambassador Ruecker.

“Joachim and I have had the pleasure of working together on a number of engagements, including work to expand cities’ ability to address their informal economies and better integrate migrants,” said Michael Castle-Miller, a partner at Dentons Global Advisors-ASG who leads the firm’s SEZs and governance reform practice. “I am enthusiastic about the knowledge, experience, and values he will bring to our work for clients.”

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