Dr. Lucie Merkle

Chief Representative, State of Bavaria – China Office


Dr. Lucie Merkle has been working for Bavarian State Government since the 1990s. From 2002 to 2005, she served as Deputy Director of Invest in Bavaria. From 2005 to 2015, she was sent to the United States as the head of the representative offices of Bavaria Germany in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, helping Bavarian companies develop markets and business in the United States. From 2015 to 2018, she was the head of State of Bavaria EU Office(Brussels). In mid-September 2018, Dr. Merkle was sent to China as Chief Representative of State of Bavaria China Office.She was committed to maintaining Bavaria’s friendly political relations with Shandong and Guangdong provinces, and its close cooperation with Sichuan Province. While working to help Bavarian companies find partners and do business in China,she provided free services to quality Chinese companies interested in investing in Bavaria.


Dr. Merkle has acquired vast amount of industry information and accumulated corporate service experience in over 20 years of government work.