Ulrich Hoerning is the Deputy Mayor for General Services of the City of Leipzig, Germany
(pop. 600k). In his role, he is responsible for the operation and modernization of core
administrative processes as well as the HR, legal and information technology functions. As a
Deputy Mayor, Mr. Hoerning lead's Leipzig city partnership project with Thessaloniki.
In previous public sector positions, Mr. Hoerning worked as an economist at the World Bank
in Washington, a senior administrative reform manager at the City of Mannheim and a
strategy officer at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin.
Mr. Hoerning holds a diploma in economics from the University of Tübingen (Germany), a
certificate from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and a Masters degree from Harvard
During his tenure with the World Bank's Social Protection and Labor practice, he was part of
an expert team that assisted the Government of Greece in the design and implementation of
the Social Solidarity Income Program between 2013 and 2015, the first universal tax-financed
social safety net in Greece