Dr. Dominic Ponattu
Dominic Ponattu is Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister for Special Tasks and Head of the German Federal Chancellery. Dominic is particularly involved in economic and fiscal policy as well as energy policy at the Chancellery. He previously served as private secretary to the former state secretary for digital policy and consumer protection and as a policy advisor in the Ministry of Finance. Former positions also include an advisory role on economic affairs at Bertelsmann Foundation as well as being a strategy consultant at Roland Berger. Dominic holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Government (First Class) from the London School of Economics, where he also received an M.Sc. (Distinction). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim. Dominic is a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation, is an Atlantik-Brücke young leader and was named a "Top 40under40" in 2022 by Capital Magazine.