H.E. Philipp Ackermann

Ambassador, Embassy of Federal Repupblic of Germany

Philipp Ackermann studied art history and economics in Bonn, Heidelberg and Utrecht, and received his doctorate in art history in 1993. That same year he joined the German Foreign Service. His overseas postings include Rabat (Morocco) and New York (German mission to the UN). From 2006 to 2007, he headed the German Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Between 2007 and 2010, he served as political counsellor in New Delhi (India). He was Deputy Head of Mission in Washington DC from 2014 to 2016. In Berlin, he worked between 2002 and 2006 in the offices of Federal Foreign Ministers Joschka Fischer and Frank-Walter Steinmeier. From 2010 to 2014 he held the position as Head of Task Force Afghanistan-Pakistan in the Federal Foreign Office and as Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Before being assigned to his current job, he was Director General for Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East at the Federal Foreign Office for five years