Ulrich Brandenburg

Graduated from Münster University following studies at Münster and Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), focus on Slavic and Romance languages. Fellows’ Program, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1991/1992),

German Foreign Service from 1980 to 2016

Senior posts in the diplomatic service

  • Head, Partnership & Cooperation Section, Political Affairs Division, NATO-IS (on temporary leave from German Foreign Office)
  • Head of Sections for OSCE and NATO
    Commissioner for Eastern Europe
    Deputy Political Director
  • Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Germany on the North Atlantic Council (2007-2010
    Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2010-2014)
    Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic (2014-2016)

Current activities

  • Chairman, German Esperanto Association
  • Coordinator of the Working Group on Economic Issues and Rehabilitation, Trilateral Contact Group (OSCE mandate, Eastern Ukraine conflict)
  • Lecturing activities

Languages:English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Esperanto

Main focus of consultancy

  • Russia, CIS
  • Security policy, conflict resolution
  • Speeches and lectureS
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