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Ambassador Sebastian Groth

H.E. Sebastian Groth, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and Amb. Raychelle Omamo stand together for a photo.

H.E. Sebastian Groth, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and Amb. Raychelle Omamo stand together for a photo., © Presidential Strategic Communication Unit, State House Kenya

08.08.2022 - Article

Since August 2022, Mr Sebastian Groth is the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya. The Head of Mission is also accredited as Ambassador to the Seychelles, Somalia, and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and to the United Nations Human Settlements Program UN-HABITAT, based in Nairobi.

Curriculum Vitae

Born on 27 March 1973, Aachen, Germany | Languages: German, English, French

Since 2022German Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, the Federal Republic of Somalia, the Republic of Seychelles, and to UNEP and UN-HABITAT
2019 - 2022Director for Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office
2016 - 2019Deputy Director for Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office
2014 - 2016Head of the State Secretaries’ Office at the German Federal Foreign Office
2010 - 2014Adviser for Foreign Policy and French-German relations in the Cabinets of the French Prime Ministers François Fillon, Jean-Marc Ayrault et Manuel Valls at the German Embassy in Paris
2004 - 2010Full-time Member of the Policy Planning Staff (working on energy and climate policy and on global economic affairs) of the German Federal Foreign Office
2002 - 2004First Secretary at the German Embassy in Nairobi (working on Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi and as Press and Cultural Attaché )
2000 - 2002Federal Foreign Office training academy
1994 - 2000Studied economics and sociology in Cologne and in Montpellier/France

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