Christoph Hilbert, Ph.D.
Director, Human Capital Research, Europe The Conference Board
Christoph Hilbert is Director Human Capital Research Europe at The Conference Board. Christoph is planning, designing and managing distinctive research in the field of labor, education & training, talent and human resource for Europe. Within the research consortium NEUJOBS, financed within the FP7 framework, his actual research is focused on the quality of work looking at individual perspective in the light of ongoing societal changes like ageing, youth integration, sustainability and ecological awareness from an international comparative viewpoint. His further research interest is in labor market, education and training institutions and their performance impact. Leading the ‘Dissemination and Outreach Group’ of the NEUJOBS consortium he is responsible for the communication and engagement of European stakeholder and helps defining policy and strategy implications.
Before joining The Conference Board, Christoph gained extensive experience in management, research and consulting. He was Director Research and Secretary General at an independent think tank on the future of work, financed by the Adecco Group and managed a global network of leading research bodies focusing on topics like demographic change, youth transition, lifelong learning, and emerging markets; he was Economist with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) working on labor market policies, qualification, skills anticipation and wages and international economics; he advised various institutions and governmental bodies including the European Commission, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the German Ministry of Labor. Christoph has a Ph.D. in labor economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a M.Sc. in economics from Humboldt University Berlin.