Biographies

Philipp Ackermann

Philipp Ackermann

November 4, 2014
An Unsolved Business: The Legacy of the Great War

Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Education: Studies in art history and economics at Bonn University, Heidelberg, and Utrecht University (1985–1990); Magister Artium, Bonn University (1990); Doctorate in art history, Bonn University (1993).

Philipp Ackermann served as the exchange diplomat for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague (1994–95); as the second secretary (political) for the German Embassy in Rabat, Morocco (1996–99); and as the first secretary (political) and permanent representation of Germany to the United Nations, New York (1999–2002). He served in the private office of Foreign Minister Joschka Fisher (2002–05) and in the private office of Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier (2005–06). From 2006 to 2007, he was the civilian head of the German Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Ackermann was the minister counselor of the German Embassy in New Delhi, India, from 2007–10. From 2010 to 2014, he headed the Task Force for Afghanistan and Pakistan and was the deputy special representative for the German Federal Foreign Office for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2014, he was named minister and deputy chief of mission for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C.