Thomas Schieb will be the new Ambassador of Germany to Serbia, the German Embassy in Belgrade confirmed for Blic.
He arrived to the capital of Serbia yesterday and assumed duty after the handing over of the accreditation letters. Schieb (54) arrived to Belgrade from New York, where he spent the past four years as the head of the political department at the German UN representation. The future German ambassador is an economist, who also graduated from the diplomacy academy at the German Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, gaining professional education for his diplomatic career. It’s interesting to note that he is not unfamiliar with the Balkans. He spent some time working in the region, as a clerk at the Embassy of Germany in Sarajevo. Furthermore, he worked in Tanzania, in Brussels as a member of the Standing Mission in the EU, and also in Berlin for some time, in the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Schieb also worked in London, in the German embassy, where he was the head of the press department. Thomas Schieb succeeds Axel Dittmann, whose mandate as the German Ambassador to Serbia has expired and who has returned to Berlin to assume the duties of the Deputy Head of the European Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.