Biography of Martin Kessler

After studying agricultural engineering, Martin Kessler worked initially as a waste management consultant. In 2001, he moved into the humanitarian sector and worked for several humanitarian aid organisations in disaster areas in Africa, India and Pakistan.

From January to August 2011, he worked for Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe with responsibility for projects in Sudan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Europe. He then took over as head of the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe programme department. A post he held until May 2019, when he became Director of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe.