Cathleen Berger
Lead, Global Governance and Policy Strategy

Cathleen Berger currently works with Mozilla where she is heading up their work on Global Governance, including representing Mozilla at fora such as the G20, the United Nations, or the World Economic Forum. She is also in charge of developing policy strategy for the Office of the Chair, identifying emerging trends around privacy and security, digital inclusion and literacy, openness and decentralisation in order to remain aware and ahead of global tech policy developments. This includes looking into and thinking through processes of global governance in a strategic, future-oriented manner in an effort to make them more inclusive and participatory.

Prior to this role, she worked within the International Cyber Policy Coordination Staff at the German Foreign Office, where she was tasked with devising strategies for internet governance, promoting human rights and freedom online, and drafting policy concepts for capacity building and digital development. Before joining the Foreign Office, she worked as a research assistant with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), examining practices of data exchange in the EU, and as a visiting lecturer at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Cathleen was also a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights (CIHR), an associate at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (snv) and a Global Governance Futures fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi).