The Permanent Representative

Botschafter Christoph Heusgen Enlarge image (© GermanyUN)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Christoph Heusgen (* 17.03.1955, married, 4 children)

1973-1977

University studies (Economics) at St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Georgia Southern College (USA)

1977

Graduation, University St. Gallen

1977-1980

Post graduate studies in St. Gallen and Paris (Sorbonne)

1980
PhD (Economics) University of St. Gallen
1980
Entry into German Foreign Service
1980-1982

Training in the Foreign Office, Bonn

1983-1986

Consulate General in Chicago (Press and Economic affairs)

1986-1988

Embassy in Paris (Deputy Head of delegation to COCOM)

1988-1990

Foreign Office, Bonn

1988-1999

Private Secretary to the Coordinator for German-French Relations

1990-1992

Deputy Head of special section in charge of negotiations of the Treaty of Maastricht

1993-1997

Private Office of Foreign Minister Kinkel (since 1994: Deputy Head) in charge of European Affairs

1997-1999

Deputy Director-General for European Affairs

1999-2005

Director, since 2005 Deputy Director-General, Head of the Policy Unit of the High Representative Javier Solana in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels

Nov. 2005

Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to the Federal Chancellor and Director General