Since July 2017, I am a freelance and independent consultant for the private and public sectors including various international organizations and governments. My main topics are migration and urbanization (see the above link to our Sustainable Development Zones Alliance), sustainable development in line with the UN "Agenda 2030" and good governance / public management. Regional focal points include i.a. the countries of the Middle East and Africa as well as the Western Balkans.

Whether you are looking for solutions for political, diplomatic, economic, cultural or "pure" management challenges including Compliance topics - I'm sure we'll find these solutions.

Why am I sure? Goal-oriented and results-oriented work, especially in projects, is part of my DNA and has been my constant "leitmotif", e.g. as mayor of the industrial city of Sindelfingen, as chairman of the board of the city’s utility provider (Stadtwerke), as chairman of the KulturRegion Stuttgart, as Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of the hitherto largest civil UN peace keeping mission in Kosovo, as President of the UN Human Rights Council, as inspector general of the Foreign Office, as longtime German Ambassador and Special Representative of the Federal Government.

For details on my firm’s areas of special expertise (Management; Countries & Regions; United Nations) and reference projects kindly refer to the German version of this website.


Curriculum Vitae

  • Until 2017: Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Middle East Stability Partnership
  • 2015: President of the UN Human Rights Council
  • 2014 – 2016: 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
  • 2011 – 2014: Inspector General of the Federal Foreign Office
  • 2008 – 2011: Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm
  • 2006 – 2008: Special Representative of the Secretary - General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Pristina
  • 2005 – 2006: Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary - General and Head of the EU Pillar for Economic Reconstruction in UNMIK, Pristina
  • 2002 – 2004: Head of Finance and Budget at the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
  • 2001 – 2002: Deputy High Representative for Administration and Finance, OHR, Sarajevo
  • 1993 – 2001: Mayor, City of Sindelfingen


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