Welcome

Ambassador Gerhard Küntzle

Article

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

From August 2018
Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of the Federal Republic of Germany
to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations  in Vienna

2015 – 2018
Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of Germany to the Council of Europe and Consul General, Strasbourg

2014 – 2015
Chairman, Human Rights Trust Fund, Council of Europe

2010 – 2012
Director, Global Ressource Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

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

1998 - 2014
Representative of United Nations General Assembly on United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board

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

Top of page