State Secretary Susanne Baumann

29.04.2022 - Article

Susanne Baumann has been State Secretary at the Federal Foreign Office since 8 December 2021.

State Secretary Susanne Baumann
State Secretary Susanne Baumann© Thomas Trutschel/photothek.de

Curriculum vitae

Born on 16 March 1965 in Singen am Hohentwiel

1984 – 1987

Training for the higher intermediate Foreign Service, degree in Public Administration

1987 - 1990

Various positions in Bonn, Paris, Miami, Dakar and Tbilisi, in part combining legal studies with employment

1990 - 1992

Studied law at the University of Bonn

Entered the higher Foreign Service

1994 - 1995
Task Force “Future prospects for the Foreign Service”

1995 - 1998
Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

1998 - 2002
Public Relations Division, Federal Foreign Office

1999 - 2000
Head of the representative office of the Federal Government in Prizren, Kosovo

2002 - 2006
German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2006 - 2010
Parliament and Cabinet Division, Federal Foreign Office

2010 - 2011
Political Advisor to the Director, Joint Commitments Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence

2011 - 2013
Head of the Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Division, Federal Foreign Office

2013 - 2015
Head of the Division for Security and Disarmament Policy; Bilateral Relations with the USA, Canada; North, West and South Europe as well as Turkey, Federal Chancellery

2015 - 2018
Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control at the Federal Foreign Office

2018 - 2021
Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control and Head of the Directorate-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control at the Federal Foreign Office

Since December 2021
State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office

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