Curriculum Vitae: Herbert Beck

The photo shows Herbert Beck, German Ambassador to Namibia since 2019

Herbert Beck became German Ambassador to Namibia in 2019., © dpa/Kay Nietfeld


Before becoming Ambassador in Windhoek Herbert Beck was the German Ambassador to Iceland.

Ambassador Herbert Beck was born on 5 April 1957 in Ludwigsburg/Germany. He is married and has two sons.

1976Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Baccalaureate)
1976-1978Mandatory community service
1979-1989Studies of psychology, political science and international law
1989-1991Traineeship at the Federal Foreign Office
1991-1994German Embassy Wellington
1994-1997Federal Foreign Office
1997-2000German Embassy Kampala, Deputy Head of Mission
2000-2003Federal Foreign Office, Political Department
2003-2006Federal Foreign Office, Deputy Head of Division for Security and Defense Policy
2006-2009Permanent Mission to the International Organisations in Geneva, Deputy Head of Political Department
2009-2010Federal Ministry for Defense, Advisor to the Planning Staff
2010-2012Federal Foreign Office, Head of Division for Security and Defense Policy
2012-2015German Embassy Pretoria, Deputy Head of Mission
2015-2019Ambassador to Iceland
7 November 2019
Ambassador to Namibia

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