Christoph has been the managing director of F.O. Licht since 2007. He has more than 25 years of experience researching and writing specialist news and analysis for and about the global ethanol, sugar and feed industry. He initiated a series of annual world conferences on sugar and biofuels in 1998. He holds a PhD in economics from the Technical University of Berlin. Based in Ratzeburg, Germany, he appears regularly on conference panels to discuss matters related to the industry.