Thomas Fitschen (H.E. Dr)

German Ambassador

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Australia

Ambassador Fitschen is a lawyer by training and holds a doctorate in international law. He joined the German Foreign Service in 1990, where he worked in the fields of international law, UN affairs, security policy and counter-terrorism; postings abroad included the German Embassy in Manila and the German Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Before being appointed Ambassador to Australia in 2019 he was the Federal Foreign Office’s Special Representative for Cyber Foreign Policy and Cybersecurity.