Dr. Christoph Heusgen has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2017 and has since 2019 been Germany’s representative on the Security Council.
Before to coming to New York, Ambassador Heusgen served for 12 years as Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. His career in the Foreign Service also included terms as Deputy Head in charge of European Affairs in the private office of Foreign Minister Kinkel (1993-1997), and Director of the Policy Unit of the High Representative Javier Solana in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels (1999-2005).
Ambassador Heusgen attended the University of St. Gallen where he received his PhD in 1980 and then conducted post-doctoral research at Sorbonne University in Paris. He joined the German Foreign Office shortly thereafter and his first post was at the Consulate General in Chicago (1983-1986).
Ambassador Heusgen is married and has four children.