Niels Hegewisch studied History, Political Science and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Greifswald and Vilnius. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Greifswald where he also worked as a Research Assistant from 2007 until 2015. In 2015 he joined FES as a Program Manager in the Regional Office for Northern Germany in Hamburg. From 2017 to 2021 he was the FES Resident Director in Mongolia. Since 2022 he is the Country Director of FES Pakistan.