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Ambassador Christoph Heusgen has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2017.

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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

2005-2017

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

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