Thierry Hoppe is Minister Counsellor and Trade Council China Coordinator at the Embassy in Beijing. Thierry has a M.Sc. in Economics and has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2000. He has held various positions spanning political, economic and commercial affairs, incl. EU, Africa, United Nations and Trade Council affairs. His has previously been posted as first secretary (political) in Beijing, deputy head of mission and head of the commercial department in Seoul and head of the commercial department in Paris. Thierry is married and has one daughter.