Curriculum vitae

His Excellency Egon Kochanke

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

28 March, 1952
born in Brühl, Germany; married, two children
1972
Abitur (High School Diploma)
1972 - 1978
Studied Political Science, History and Sociology at Bonn and Freiburg Universities
1977
State Exam for Teaching Certificate (High School Level)
1978 – 1979
Civilian Service with EIRENE – „Internationaler Christl. Friedensdienst”, Neuwied
1980 – 1982
Attaché at German Foreign Office (Diplomatic Academy), Bonn
1982 – 1985
German Embassy Ottawa, First Secretary
1985 – 1989
German Embassy Monrovia, Deputy Head of Mission
1989 – 1992
German Foreign Office, Bonn, Parliamentary Liaison Bureau
1992 – 1996
German Embassy London, Political Counsellor
1996 – 1999
German Foreign Office, Bonn, Deputy Head of Division
1999 - 2002
German Embassy Tel Aviv, Deputy Head of Mission
2002 – 2005
German Foreign Office, Berlin, Head of Division
2005 – 2008
German Embassy Washington, Economic Minister
2008 – 2012
German Embassy Windhoek, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
2012 – 2014
Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel in the German Foreign Office, Berlin
Since 15 July 2014
German Embassy Dar es Salaam
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

Curriculum vitae