Bernhard von der Planitz

Law degree at the universities of Munich and Erlangen (First and second state exam),

German Foreign Service from 1970 to 2006;

Senior posts in the German diplomatic service

  • Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Helsinki
  • Foreign political advisor of Federal President von Weizsaecker
  • Consul General of Germany in New York
  • Chief of Protocol of the Federal Government

Current activities

  • Consultant in politics, diplomacy and protocol, in particular business protocol
  • organisation of lectures
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Languages: English, French, Italian;

Main focus of consultancy

  • Protocol and event management
  • Consultant in business, in particular business protocol
  • Speeches and organization of lectures
  • USA (New York)


  • Support of the establishment of an advisory board of an important consulting enterprise
  • Cooperation and support in developing a political and historical travel program for an important cruise ship enterprise procurement of experts,
  • Talks on matters concerning the Near and Middle East, transatlantic relations, international protocol
  • Lectures on business protocol

Positions and roles

  • Senior Counsellor of the American Academy in Berlin
  • StiftungLife
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