Meet the Ambassador of Germany to Austria: H.E. Mr. Johannes K. Haindl

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: September 14, 2018; 20:40 ♦ Updated: October 1, 2019; 12:12 ♦ (Vindobona)

Ambassador Johannes K. Haindl is a lawyer and trained diplomat. He was the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vienna from 2015 to 2019. He has gained diplomatic experience in Germany, the United States, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the Western Balkans. He is married and has 3 children.

Former Ambassador of Germany to Austria: H.E. Mr. Johannes K. Haindl / Picture: © Deutsche Botschaft Wien

The German Embassy in Vienna deals exclusively with bilateral relations between Austria and Germany.

The focus is on the exchange between the two countries.

Germany is Austria's most important trading partner and Austria is consistently among the top 10 in German foreign trade. 

The representation is headed by Ambassador Johannes Haindl.

Curriculum Vitae:
Date of Birth: 1956 (Munich)
1976 - 1980
Law Studies in Munich, 1st State Examination
1981 - 1983 Legal Traineeship in Munich, 2nd State Examination
1987 - 1988
Training/career examination for the Higher Foreign Service (Höherer Auswärtiger Dienst)
Career History:
1983‐1987 Journalistic activity for the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Television)
1988 - 1989 Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1989 - 1991 Cultural Department, German Embassy Belgrade
1991 ‐ 1994 Parliamentary Department, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1994 ‐ 1995 German exchange official in the US Department of State, OSCE Unit
1995 - 1998 Political Department, German Embassy Washington
1998 - 2001 Deputy Head of the Western Balkans Special Staff, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2001 -  2004 Head of Department Southeast Europe, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2004 - 2006 Commissioner for South Eastern Europe and Turkey, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2006 - 2009
Envoy and Permanent Representative, German Embassy Washington
2009 - 2011
Ambassador to the Czech Republic
2011 - 2015
Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Political and Security Committee of the EU
2015 - 2019
Ambassador in Vienna, Austria
Languages: German, English
Family Status: Married, 3 children

In Vienna there is not only one German embassy, but also two other German representations. One is the permanent representation to the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and the other is the permanent representation to the UN (United Nations).

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