Ambassador Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven

Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

  • Last updated: 08 Feb. 2017 18:00

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven is NATO’s first Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security. He took up his post on 1 December 2016. He is responsible for providing intelligence support to the North Atlantic Council and the Military Committee as well as for advising the Secretary General on intelligence and security matters. His tasks include setting up the new Joint Division and thus merging NATO’s civilian and military intelligence strands.


Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary General he served as German Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2014 – 2016).

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven was born on 12 November 1956 in Munich, Germany. He graduated from New College, Oxford, in 1980 (Master of Arts) and earned a PhD degree from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany (1984).

He joined the German Foreign Ministry in 1986. Having served at the German Embassies in Paris and Moscow he also held various posts in the Foreign Ministry such as member of policy planning Staff, speech writer of the Minister, European correspondent and Director of European Affairs.  

From 2007 – 2010 he was Vice President of the German Intelligence Service.