Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head of Government Relations and Public Policy for Allianz; previously Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany and served as German ambassador to the UK and the USA.
He has a law degree from the University of Bonn and Geneva and continued his studies at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard Law School. In 1973 he joined the staff of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York, moving from there to the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister.
Mr Ischinger is a member of many corporate and academic boards including the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, the Council on Public Policy, the East-West Institute in New York and the European Council on Foreign Affairs.