Thomas  Prinz, PhD


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Thomas Prinz                                            German Institute Taipei
Uferstraße 15                                            Director General
15537 Erkner                                            33F, No.7, Xinyi Rd. Sec.5

                                                               Taipei 11049, Taiwan

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since July 2018                      German Representative in Taiwan


Feb. 2015 - July 2018             German Ambassador to Bangladesh


August 2012 - Feb. 2015        Head of Division Foreign Trade


August 2011 - July 2012         Political Advisor Ministry of Defense

Nov. 2010 – July 2011            German Embassy Canberra,

                                            Deputy Head of Mission

Febr. 2010 – Oct. 2010           German Consulate General, Head of the                                               Economic Department

August 2008 – Febr. 2010:     German Embassy Tokyo, Political


June 2007-August 2008:         International Security Assistance Force                                               (ISAF), Kabul, Political Advisor to                                                       COMISAF

March 2005 – June 2007:        Director, Public Diplomacy of the

                                             German EU-Presidency – Division,

                                             Foreign Office, Berlin                

February 2000-March 2005:    EU-Division, Foreign Ministry, Berlin

1997-2000:                           German Embassy Jakarta,

1st Secretary, Cultural Affairs

1993-1997                             German Embassy, Bucarest,

                                             1st Secretary, Political

1992-1993                             Foreign Office, Bonn, Cultural


1990-1992                             Foreign Office, Bonn, Attaché

1998-2006                             Participation in EU Election Observation

missions (Sri Lanka, Kosovo)


1980-1985                            University of Giessen, Political Science,

History,Literature, State Exam

1985-1989                            University of Heidelberg,

South Asia Institute, PhD

Fellowship:                            Fellow of the Friedrich-Ebert-


                                            German (native),
                                            English, French (fluent)
                                            Romanian, Italian (passiv)

Marrital Status

                                            married, 5 children