Dr. Rainald Steck

German Foreign Service from 1972 to 2010

Senior posts in the German diplomatic service

  • Head of the Protocol Department of the Federal Foreign Office (2006-2010)
  • Roving Ambassador in the ministry’s Department for the United Nations (2003-2004)
  • Ambassador in Lomé, Togo (1992-1996),in Dakar, Senegal (1999-2003) and in Kabul, Afghanistan (2004-2006)

Current activities

  • Lecturing activities

Languages: English, French, Italian

Main focus of consultancy

  • Africa
  • Afghanistan
  • Protocol, organization of events, training of protocol officers
  • Training of public executive staff abroad
  • Speeches and lectures


  • “Western Indian Ocean – Diplomatic Training Initiative” in fall 2015, a two-week training seminar for top-level executives in key ministries in Madagascar (together with Catoir and Weber)
  • Protocol training for the staff of various ministries and organizations
  • Masters course at University of Tübingen on “Doing Business in Africa” (together with others)

Positions and roles

Member of the Advisory Board of NUMOV /German Near and Middle East Association

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