Ulrich Bärtels was Head of Administration at Agora Energiewende responsible for human resources, finance, grant management, contracting, IT and office management.
Prior to joining Agora, he worked for more than 12 years (2007 to 2020) at Oxfam Germany as Director of Administration and Director of Human Resources & Organisation. In the course of his work at Oxfam, he has successfully shaped the growth of the development organization, provided important impulses for an efficient management, developed the administration in accordance with the requirements of the business units and represented Oxfam Germany in the working groups of the human resources and finance directors of the international Oxfam Confederation. From 2002 to 2007 Ulrich Bärtels worked as a Management Consultant for a private hospital in Yemen and as a Consultant for Public Health projects in Central-, South-East Asia and East-Africa at GFA Consulting Group in the frame of German development cooperation. He started his professional career as Head of Administration in the German hospital sector (1999 to 2002).
Bärtels studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Lüneburg, Germany. He also holds a Master of Sciences in Community Health and Health Management in Developing Countries from the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany.