Curriculum vitae of Ambassador Grannas

02.09.2022 - Article

Ambassador Alfred Grannas was born 22.12.1960 in Rosenheim, Bavaria
He has been with the German Foreign Office since 1990

German (Mother Tongue), English, French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian (all fluent)

Special Forces Officer, German Army
1981 - 1986
Studies in Law and History,
Master of Law, Munich University,
Judge, district attorney and district administration, State of Bavaria
1990 – 1991
Diplomatic Academy, German Foreign Office
1991 - 1992
UNESCO-Desk Officer, German Foreign Office
1992 - 1995
First Secretary, German Embassy Lima/Peru
1995 - 1997

Cabinet of German FM Kinkel, Parliamentary Relations,

1997 - 1999

Chief of Cabinet of the Senior Deputy High Representative (SDHR), OHR Sarajevo/BiH


Chief of Cabinet, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG), Civil Administration, UNMIK/Kosovo

1999 - 2001

Counsellor for Security Council Affairs, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York

2001 - 2006
Head of Change Management, German Foreign Office
2006 - 2010
Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Oslo/Norway
2010 - 2012
Head of the Humanitarian Assistance Task Force, German Foreign Office
2012 - 2014

Deputy Head of Delegation, EU-Delegation, Kabul/Afghanistan

2014 – 2015

Deputy Director General for International Order, the United Nations and Human Rights, German Foreign Office,


Deputy Director General for Infrastructure and Security, German Foreign Office


Ambassador in Oslo/Norway

since 2022
Ambassador in Islamabad
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