Andreas T. Siegel
Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Miami/Florida (USA)
Andreas Siegel is a career diplomat with a broad range of international experience in strategic, political, economic and cultural affairs. He holds both a (postgraduate) diploma of the College of Europe, Bruges/Belgium and a Master degree of French, English and American literature/linguistics of the University of Freiburg/ Germany.
Andreas has had a long-time connection and affinity with the United States: he was an AFS exchange student in Michigan in the 1970ies. And his first foreign assignment as a diplomat was to serve as a Vice-Consul at the German Consulate General in Boston, Mass.
Before coming to Florida in July 2019, Andreas headed the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Previously, he had been working at the German Permanent Representation to NATO in Brussels, focusing on arms control, counter-terrorism and NATO-Russia working groups. Prior to that, he had been working for six years in Strasbourg/France: initially as Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe (CoE), and then – on leave from the Foreign Service – as Director of Strategic Planning of the CoE. During this period, Andreas negotiated several Cooperation Programs on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law with Russia and Ukraine.
His professional experience also includes: working as a spokesperson of the German Delegation to the European Cultural Policy Committee in Brussels and heading a cross-border cooperation unit at the Foreign Ministry. He also worked as Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Lilongwe/Malawi (South-Eastern Africa) and spent three years at the Federal Chancellery (Desk for strategic and security issues) , followed by a “double-hatted posting” in Morocco as Head of the economic section of the Embassy (in Rabat) and as Consul General in Casablanca.