The Consul General - Curriculum Vitae

Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht Enlarge image Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht (© Germany.info/chicago) Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht was born on August 13, 1949, and was brought up in Wiesbaden and Offenbach. He passed the final secondary school examinations in 1968 and completed his military service with the German Border Police in Bad Hersfeld. He is married and has two children.

He has been the German Consul General in Chicago since August 3, 2012.

Curriculum Vitae
1974Law studies in Tübingen and Geneva, first state examination
1978PhD and bar examination, followed by professional experience as research assistant at the University of Geneva
1980Attaché, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1982 - 1985Second Secretary, Beijing, China
1985 - 1988Desk Officer in the Europe Division, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1988 - 1991Deputy Head of Mission in Rangoon, Myanmar
1991 - 1993First Secretary in the Consular and Science Section, Santiago de Chile, Chile
1994 -1997Deputy Head of Divison "Restitution Law, Status of Forces Agreements", Legal Department, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn
1997 - 2001Deputy Consul General in Sydney, Australia
2001 - 2005Head of Consular and Legal Department and First Counsellor in the Politcal Section, Paris, France
2005 - 2008Head of Division "Help for German Nationals abroad", Legal Department, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
2008 - 2011Consul General, Karachi, Pakistan
2011 - 2012Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations, Ottawa, Canada
since August 3, 2012Consul General in Chicago, United States of America