Ambassador (ret.) Bernd Mützelburg

Experience and skills:

Lawyer (Mainz and Marburg/Germany), M.A. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston/USA; Career diplomat since 1972; main positions held:

Deputy Head of Foreign Minister Genscher`s Private Office during the years of Germany`s reunification (1988 – 91); German Ambassador to Kenya (1991 – 95), Estonia (1995 – 99) and to India (2006 – 2009);

Director General for Global Issues, the United Nations, Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance, Federal Foreign Office (2001 – 2002);

Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Head of Foreign and Security Policy Department (2002 – 2005);

Special representative of Foreign Office to Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009 – 2010);

Since 2010 Managing Director of “Ambassadors Associates – International Networking GmbH”.

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Marjamaa Cross (Estonia) and Chevalier de la Légion d´honneur (France).

Honorary offices: 

Chairman of the Advisory Board of “Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze” (Center for International Peace Operations); Member of the Advisory Board of NUMOV (“Nah- und Mittelost Verein” – German Near and Middle East Association).