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Dr. Julia Hoffmann

Director of Strategic Development

Dr. Hoffmann is an esteemed expert in international relations with a dedicated career in promoting democratic processes in post-conflict countries. Holding a PhD in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin, she has authored multiple publications on governance, peacekeeping, and conflict resolution. Before joining the GS Foundation, Dr. Hoffmann worked with the German Foreign Office, where she played a pivotal role in shaping German foreign policy concerning development cooperation. In her current role, she is responsible for devising strategies to achieve the long-term objectives of the Foundation and leads the team setting the direction for future initiatives.

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Hans Müller

Head of Security Innovation

Hans Müller, a former police commander, brings over 30 years of experience in the security industry. With a Master’s in Public Administration from the Hertie School of Governance and a specialization in urban security and preventative policing, he has focused on the development of security technologies post his tenure in the police force. As a consultant for various European security authorities, he has significantly contributed to the advancement of security measures. At the GS Foundation, Mr. Müller leads a team of specialists dedicated to developing and implementing cutting-edge security technologies, providing practical solutions to the Foundation’s partners.

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Key Employees

The key employees at the GS Foundation embody a diverse array of expertise and share a unified goal of advancing global security and governance. Each brings a wealth of experience and a unique skill set that is fundamental to the operational success and strategic direction of the Foundation.

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Maria Schneider

Senior Consultant for Border Management
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Youssef Al-Amin

Regional Manager for Middle East and North Africa
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Linda Wang

Cybersecurity Expert
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Robert Johnson

Training Coordinator
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Sara Vargas

Public Safety Communications Specialist
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Tom Lee

Cyber Resilience Consultant
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Isabella Rossi

International Relations Coordinator


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