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Curriculum Vitae of the German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner

09.04.2018 - Article

Walter J. Lindner - Curriculum Vitae

Born on 25 November 1956 in Munich, married, one daughter

Ambassador Walter J. Lindner presenting his credentials to Ram Nath Kovind, President of India
Ambassador Walter J. Lindner presenting his credentials to Ram Nath Kovind, President of India© PIB

1976
Gained higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
1976-1980
Non-military national service followed by music studies in Munich, Graz and Boston
1980-1986
Read law with political sciences and Spanish as subsidiary subjects at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
1986-1988
Practical legal training in Munich and work as translator for Spanish and Portuguese
1988
Entered diplomatic service
1988-1990
Attaché in the Legal Directorate-General at the Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1990-1992
Desk officer for press and political affairs at the German Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
1992-1995
Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua
1995-1998
Desk officer/spokesperson of the Press Division at the Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1998-2001
Counsellor at German Permanent Mission to United Nations, New York
2001-2002
Deputy Head of Division of the Task Force for Human Rights, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2002-2006
Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson and Spokesman for Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, Berlin
2006-2009
Ambassador in Nairobi (Kenya), also accredited for Somalia, Burundi, Seychelles
2009-2010
Crisis Management Commissioner of the Federal Foreign Office
2010-2012
Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel, Federal Foreign Office
2012-2014
Ambassador in Caracas, Venezuela
October 2014-June 2015
Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Ebola Crisis
July 2015-January 2017
Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, to the Kingdom of Lesotho, to the Kingdom of Swaziland
February 2017-March 2019
State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office
Since April 2019
Ambassador to India
Foreign Languages: English, French, Spanish, Turkish
Active musician, arranger and music producer (several CDs on the market)

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