Ambassador Annett Günther

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta congratulates H.E. Annett Günther

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta congratulates H.E. Annett Günther, © Presidential Strategic Communication Unit, State House Kenya


Since September 2018, Mrs Annett Günther 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.

Born on 18 August 1963

married, two daughters

Languages: German, English, Persian, Russian

Curriculum vitae

1982 - 1987 Studied English and Iranian Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1985 - 1987 Studied at State University in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

1987 - 1991 Academic Assistant at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1990 Interpreter in Tehran, Iran

1991 – 1993 Federal Foreign Office training academy

1993 - 1994 Federal Foreign Office, Cultural Directorate-General

1994 - 1997 German Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand

1997 - 2001 German Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2003 Senior Political Advisor to the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan

2001 - 2004 Federal Foreign Office, Special Task Force for Afghanistan

2004 - 2006 Federal College for Security Studies, Foreign Policy Advisor. Berlin

2006 - 2007 Federal Foreign Office, Political Directorate-General

2007 - 2008 Federal Foreign Office, Cultural Directorate-General

2008 - 2010 Full-time Member of the Board of the Staff Council of the Federal Foreign Office

2010 - 2013 German Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana

2013 - 2015 Federal Foreign Office, Head of Division for Equipment for Missions Abroad

2015-2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Prevention and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

2017-2018 Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Ambassador

since September 2018: German Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya

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