Ambassador Bettina Cadenbach

Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy
2019

  • Last updated: 05 Sep. 2019 16:05

Bettina Cadenbach is Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

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Professional experience

Since Sept. 2019 NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

2018-2019       Director for Security Policy / Deputy Political Director
Federal Foreign Office

2016 - 2018    Director for Security Policy, Federal Foreign Office

2015 – 2016    Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia

2012 – 2015    Head of Common Security and Defence Policy Division
Federal Foreign Office

2009 – 2012    Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Tehran, Iran

2006 – 2009    Head of Office, Minister of State for Europe, Federal Foreign Office

2004 – 2006    Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia

2000 – 2004    Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, New York

1997 – 2000    Desk Officer "European Security and Defence Policy", Federal Foreign Office

1994 – 1997    First Secretary, German Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

1992 – 1994    Attachée, Foreign Service Academy

1988 – 1992    Cultural Affairs, Administrative District of Osnabrück

1986 – 1988    Freelance Journalist, Daily Paper “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung"

Education

MA Humanities (Literature, Political Science) at Hannover University

Languages

German, English, French