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Antje Leendertse, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office

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Antje Leendertse
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Antje Leendertse, born in Moers, Germany, on 7 March 1963 married, one daughter.

Curriculum vitae

Since April 2019 State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office

2018 – 2019 Political Director, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2017 – 2018 Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to the other international Organizations in Geneva

2015 – 2017 Ambassador, Head of the Task Force for the 2016 OSCE Chairmanship

2014 – 2015 Ambassador, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, Federal Foreign Office

2012 – 2014 Ambassador, Special Envoy for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus

and Central Asia, Federal Foreign Office

2009 – 2012 Head of Division for the Western Balkans, Federal Foreign Office

2007 – 2009 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Helsinki

2005 – 2006 German Embassy in London

2002 – 2005 Deputy Spokesperson, Federal Foreign Office

1999 – 2005 Press Division, Federal Foreign Office

1997 – 1999 United Nations Policy Division, Federal Foreign Office

1993 – 1997 German Embassy in Moscow

1992 – 1993 Political Directorate-General, Federal Foreign Office

1990 Entered the Foreign Service

1989 Obtained a Master’s degree in medieval and modern history, Romance languages, economics and philosophy from the University of Cologne


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