Folkmar W.O. Stoecker

  • German Foreign Service from 1970 to 2008
  • Attorney-at-Law since 2010

Senior Posts in the German diplomatic service: 

  • Director North American Affairs, Federal Foreign Office 1994–1998;
  • Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy Tokyo 1998-2002
  • Consul-General, Milan 2002-2006
  • Ambassador, Singapore

Current activities

  • Consulting on Southeast Asian legal and business affairs


  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Swedish (basics)
  • Polish (basics)

Main focus of consultancy

  • Europe (esp. German-Italian relations)
  • Advising business investments Southeast Asia
  • Advising on organizational and HR issues
  • Speeches: Talks / conference moderation at conferences on investment opportunities in the South East and on inter-cultural issues


  • Essays on Islam in Southeast Asia (i.a. in “Orient” , monthly of the German Orient Foundation)
  • „Reflections of Foreign Ambassadors“ (in „Little Red Dot“, Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore)

Positions and roles

  • Member of the Board , Association for the promotion of the Jewish History Museum in Warsaw / Poland
  • Member of  the Advisory Council of NUMOV (German Near and Middle East Association), Berlin
  • Member of  the Advisory Council of  the association „House of the United Nations“,  Berlin
  • Member of the German-Italian Center Villa Vigoni, (Menaggio, Italy)
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