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Generalkonsul Ortwin Hennig

22.11.2017 - Artikel

CV Ortwin Hennig

Ortwin Hennig was born 1950 in Bielefeld, Germany. He is married and has 2 daughters.

  • 1968   school leaving examination
  • 1969-71   Military Service
  • 1971-1976   Studies in Law, History , and Political Science at Münster University, London School of Economics, and Free University Berlin. Graduation from Otto-Suhr-Institute of Free University Berlin
  • 1976-78   training course at the Diplomatic Academy of the Federal Foreign Office, Bonn

Foreign Postings:

  • 1981-82  Kabul/Afghanistan
  • 1982-85 and 2000-2004   Moscow (political desk officer and Minister (Economy)
  • 1985 -88  EU-Delegation, Brussels
  • 1988-89  Nato Defence College, Rome
  • 1992-97  Vienna, Dep. Head of Delegation, Negotiations on the Reduction of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE –Treaty), afterwards  Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • 1997-2000  Bonn/Berlin, Office of the Federal German President as a foreign policy advisor
  • 2004-06  Berlin, ambassador, served till 2006 as “Commissioner for Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution, and Post Conflict State Building”. In this function also responsible for the reconstruction of the Afghan Police Force (Germany was assigned the function of Lead Nation)
  • 2006-09  Brussels/NewYork, Vice President EastWest Institute (EWI).  Created its “International Task Force on Conflict Prevention” (members of its High Level Advisory Board, amongst others, Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jan Eliasson, Gareth Evans, and Thorvald Stoltenberg) and the “Parliamentarian Network for Conflict Prevention and Human Security”.
  • 2010-15  ambassador in Tiflis/Georgia
  • Retirement mid- 2015, since then:
    Program Director for the International Training Program of the Federal Foreign Office for young diplomats, with a focus on  Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
  • Publications on arms control and disarmament, OSCE  and Conflict Prevention