Dr. Klinz currently works as external political advisor for selected companies in Brussels.
He is a former eminent Member of the European Parliament (2004-2014), from the Free Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. He served as ALDE’s coordinator in the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and was Chairman of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis.
Prior to his political career, Mr. Klinz was a Partner with McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf and Paris. Subsequently he served as a Member of the Executive Board of a Swiss Corporation. After German reunification he joined the Executive Board of Treuhandanstalt, the German Government’s agency for privatization of the former East German industry. He finished his business career as CEO of a listed German company.