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Ambassador Gerhard Küntzle

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Permanent/Resident Representative
of the Federal Republic of Germany
to the Office of the United Nations
and to other International
Organizations, Vienna


Date of birth: 6 May 1955

Place of birth: Bietigheim, Germany

Nationality: German

Marital status: Married to Susanne Vogel-Küntzle, with three children

Assignments

2015 – 2018

Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of Germany to the Council of

Europe and Consul General, Strasbourg

2012 – 2015

Deputy Director General for Management (Infrastructure and Security)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

2010 – 2012

Director, Global Ressource Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

2007 – 2010

Deputy Head, Permanent Mission of Germany to the

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vienna

2004 – 2007

Budget Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

2003 – 2004

Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1999 – 2003

Deputy Budget Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

1997 – 1999

Representative of Germany to the Fifth Committee of the UN

General Assembly, Permanent Mission of Germany, New York, USA

1995 – 1997

Planning and Compliance Officer, Office of Internal Oversight Services, United Nations, New York, USA

1991 – 1995

Desk Officer for UNICEF, UNHCR and UNRWA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bonn

1989 – 1991

Head of Consular Service, German Embassy, Beijing

1988 – 1989

Protocol Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bonn

1986 – 1988

Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bonn

Education

Graduation in Political Science, English Language and Literature, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Studies in Paris, France (Institut d'Etudes politiques; Université de Paris I – Sorbonne)

Assistant teacher, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Associations

German Council on Foreign Policy


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