Ambassador Klaus Scharioth

After nearly 30 years in the Foreign Service, Dr. Klaus Scharioth was appointed German Ambassador to the United States in March of 2006. Prior to this appointment, he served as State Secretary of the German Foreign Office.
His first posts were in Quito, Ecuador and at Germany's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City during the late 1970’s through 1990. In the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself, he has served in the Asia, press and State Secretary's offices, in the policy planning staff, and in the international law division. Dr. Scharioth has also served as Director of the Private Office to the NATO Secretary General in Brussels, Belgium, from 1993 to 1996.
In the Foreign Ministry he held posts as Head of the Defense and Security Policy Division (1996-1997), and as Head of the International Security and North America Directorate (1998-1999). In 1998, Dr. Scharioth was appointed Head of the Office of the Foreign Minister and later served as the Political Director for the Office.
He studied law in Bonn, Freiburg and Geneva and political science, sociology and psychology at The College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. He is also a graduate of the Fletcher School, where he studied international relations, international law and international economics and received his PhD.

Ambassador Klaus Scharioth