Chairwoman of Association for Vertical Farming e.V.. Christine Zimmerman-Loessl M.A. has a background based on studying political science, sinology and philosophy at Munich University - and this was the starting point for her interest in Asia. She has worked in different Asian countries which has given her experience and deeper insight in the culture and people. In Germany, she benefited from this as a project manager for risk analysis and crisis management. Christine founded the Asia Network Information Center – combining her talents for projects, research and entrepreneurship. Later on, as the representative for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in China, she took responsibility in different areas and was director of the German-Chinese Management Institute, initiated environmental protection and poverty alleviation projects, as well as engaged in women’s programs.
Christine was inspired by her son’s (Max Loessl) interests in Vertical Farming and got involved. She was able to use all of her experiences and networking skills to found with a group of like minded young people the first nonprofit in the world - the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) in 2013, since then she is acting as the chairwoman of AVF . “Through AVF we are raising awareness and building a network of like-minded people for the implementation of Vertical Farming around the world”.