Dr. Iris Henseler-Unger studied Economics at Bonn and Zürich universities from 1975 to 1981. She gained her PhD from Mannheim university in 1985.
From 1986 to 1993 and from 1999 to 2004 Dr. Henseler-Unger worked in a number of divisions at the German Federal Economics Ministry.
During the period 1993 to 1999 Dr. Henseler-Unger was the economic policy, post and telecommunications expert with the FDP parliamentary group, during which time she was instrumental in shaping the legislative passage of the liberalisation of the post and telecommunications markets.
From 2004 to 2014 Dr. Henseler-Unger has been Vice President of the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (since 13 July 2005 the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway).
Since January 2015 Dr. Iris Henseler-Unger is managing director of the German think tank WIK and WIK-Consult GmbH.