Dietmar Stüdemann

Lawyer, university degree in Slavistic Studies, Sociology; Universities of Mainz, Saarbruecken, Paris.

Recipient of postgraduate scholarship from the (West-) German Research Union and the Soviet Academy of Sciences at Leningrad, Moscow, Novosibirsk/ Akademgorodok Universities. German Foreign Service from 1972 to 2007


Senior posts in the German diplomatic service

Assignments to Moscow, Athens, Vienna/ OSCE

Head of the Foreign Office’s division for Russia and the former CIS states

Ambassador to Ukraine 2000 – 2007

Adviser to the President of Ukraine mandated by the Federal Government 2006 – 2007


Post-retirement and current activities

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Ukraine;
  • from 2008 – 2017 Senior Adviser of Deutsche Bank for post-Soviet space
  • Permanent speaker at the annual Economic Forum in Krynica/ Poland
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the annual EU – Ukraine Forum
  • Since 2015 lecturer at the Bohdan Osadchuk School of the Institute of Eastern Europe for Young Central European Leaders at Wojnowice castle/ Wroclaw
  • Member of the Board of the German – Ukraine Forum since 1999
  • Deputy Chairman of the German – Ukrainian Society of Economics and Sciences
  • Chairman of the German Pushkin – Society with intense intercultural relations und projects with Russia

Languages: Russian, English; French; Modern Greek; Ukrainian; Italian


Main focus of consultancy

Russia; Central Asia, Southern Caucasus i.e. post-Soviet space;

Central Europe

Risk analysis, political/economic strategies as basic elements of advisory guidance in a sustainable cooperation network

Speciality in media activities

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