An expert in Asian affairs with early Far East experiences dating back right into the 1980s, since the mid-1990s Dr Tilo Wagner has been specializing in Asia-Europe relations.  Regarding Asia, his academic credentials include a degree in Japanese Cultural Studies (linguistics, history, diplomacy and marketing - all of them significantly influenced by China`s civilization) and his final thesis: "Past and Present: Advertising in Japan (1688 - 2001)".  

Having completed East Asia related master studies at Frankfurt University (including diploma courses/exams in European public law and diplomacy as well as in Chinese language and culture) in 2002, PhD research in European Policy Studies followed suit.



Seeking ways to further understanding about and long-term cooperation with Europe across Asia, his aspiration lead him to a 12 months research stay at Keio University (Tokyo) between 2007 and 2008.  Most generously co-sponsored by the Canon Foundation, the support got him in touch with East-West pioneers and helped him to earn a PhD degree at Bonn University in 2011.  Dealing with Europe's pan-Eurasian development ties, his PhD thesis is about: "European Union - Japan : The Strategic Build-up of Political Relations (1991 - 2006)".   


While wishing to link European potentials with pan-Asian dynamics and mapping out his new specialization "China's New Silk Road Relations with Europe", he was thereafter instrumental in co-founding EurAsiaBridge with dedicated, skillful Japanese and other highly appreciated East-West partners.

Founded in 2012 nearby the new premises of the European Central Bank and Frankfurt's booming "EastSide", the location is understood to serve as key gateway for commercial success and political unity of a modern-day, cosmopolitan Europe.  


An unique geopolitical advisory for investors in shaky times amid information overflow, the Lobby Tank ever since is committed to “East-West strategic business cooperation” next to keeping a critical scientific eye on key issues of the pending question : "Europe`s ever closer Union amid China`s rise towards superpower Status".



Examples of Business Experience with :


President of European Investment Bank

Chairman of Munich Security Conference

Former German Minister of Industry and Labour

Former Executive Director of UN Environment Program

President "Asia-Pacific" of Asian Development Bank

Chief Specialist for Mongolia of World Bank Group

President Europe HQ Korea Trade-Investment Agency

Vice Ambassador of China to Germany (Berlin)

President of Sino-German EcoPark ("Beijing 2030")

Ambassador of Japan to Poland (Warsaw)

Mayor of Yokohama City (2020 Tokyo Olympics)

Secretary General Thailand Social Development Board

Area Director Europe of "Contact Singapore" Centre

Chief Officer of Indonesia Investment Promotion Board        

Coach of German Olympic Fencing Team (Bonn/TBB)

Wall-Street Millionaire Trader, OPEC Analyst (St Moritz) 



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Encouraged by the EU`s Ambassador to Beijing and the Trilateral Commission Secretary General (of German Bilderberg section), Dr Wagner could win as PhD supervisors the head of an EU-affairs think tank and an Asia specialist who used to be the EU's ASEM-coordinator. His prior Canon Foundation PhD research stay at Keio University was hosted by a Jean-Monnet professor for European Law and Integration (then President of the "EU Studies Association", EUSA Asia-Pacific).   


Grown up at an Olympic Fencing Academy, then a soldier at NATO HQ and now a “friendship circle" fellow with the Federal Academy for Security Policy (Berlin), Dr Wagner recommends cooperation with the European Parliament`s "Spinelli Group", the European and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Beethoven`s UN Climate City Bonn, the Olympic Movement as well as the Berggruen Institute, among others.