Dr. Christian KROLL
Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
Dr. Christian Kroll is the Scientific Co-Director of the SDG Index and Dashboards to measure country performance on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Christian was honoured for his work as one of 100 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2018, alongside distinguished leaders from around the globe. He works as Senior Expert for Sustainable Development at Bertelsmann Stiftung. He authored numerous articles in scientific journals and policy-oriented reports, including "Sustainable Development Goals: Are the rich countries ready" with a foreword by Kofi Annan. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he developed the country’s first university course on the SDGs. He taught classes at the London School of Economics and held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as Jacobs University Bremen. Christian gained a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a thesis entitled "Towards a Sociology of Happiness". His research has featured in national and international media such as the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Le Monde, Die Zeit, ARD, Spiegel Online among others.