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22.09.2021 - Article

Jan Hendrik van Thiel

born 1965 in Berlin,

married, three children

1983

Abitur/Baccalauréat at the French School in Berlin

1983-1987

University studies of Economics (Université de Montpellier) and Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (1987 Diploma) in Paris/France

1987-1995

Law studies and legal training in Germany (1992 First State Examination and 1995 Second State Examination)

1995-1996

Diplomatic Training

since 1996

Assignments in the German Diplomatic Service

1996-1999

Department for Economy and Head of Legal and Consular Section, Athens/Greece

1999-2002

Desk officer for Russia, Headquarter (Bonn/Berlin)

2002-2005

2005

Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Harare/Zimbabwe

Chargé d’Affaires at the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam/Tanzania

2005-2007

Exchange Diplomat in the Security Policy Department at the French Foreign Ministry “Quai d'Orsay” in Paris/France

2007-2009

Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York/USA (Africa Politics and Peace Keeping)

2009-2010

Head of the Feyzabad Office of the German Embassy in Kabul and Civilian Head of the “Provincial Reconstruction Team” in the province of Badakhshan/Afghanistan

2010-2013

Deputy Head of Division for African Union, Southern Africa and Great Lakes, Headquarter

2013-2016

Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

2016-2017

Deputy Head of the Economic Department at the German Embassy in Beijing/China

2017

Chargé d’Affaires at the German Embassy in Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso

2017-2019

German Ambassador in Juba/South Sudan

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021

2021-2022

Since Feb 22, 2022

Head of Division East Africa/Horn of Africa, Headquarter

Political Advisor to the Commander of the German Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command, Potsdam

Chargé d’Affaires at The German Embassy in Kabul/Afghanistan

Head of Division S01 (Strategy, Policy Guidelines, Scientific Cooperation, Communication), Headquarter

Chargé d’Affaires at the German Embassy in Kingston/Jamaica

 

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