Consul General and Consulate Departments
The Consul General
The German Consulate General in San Francisco is headed by Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, Germany's highest ranking representative in the Pacific Northwest.
The area of jurisdisction of the Consulate General in San Francisco covers Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and U.S. territories Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Johnston Islands, Midway and Palmyra Island.
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Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck also heads the Political Department. He provides the German Government with a comprehensive view of political, economic, scientific and cultural developments in the eight States of his consular district. In return, he informs American partners and the general public about important developments in Germany, establishes contacts and fosters ties between Germans and Americans active in these fields. The Consulate General cooperates with a number of German organizations headquartered in the region as well as with the German Honorary Consuls in their consular district.
Honorary Consuls - Consulate General San Francisco
Economic and Scientific Affairs
Deputy Consul General Patrick Heinz provides support of German interests in economic, commercial, financial, agricultural, technological, scientific and environmental affairs in the Pacific Northwestof the United States and serves as an information broker about Germany’s economy and trade. He co-operates with, for example, the German American Chambers of Commerce, the German American Business Association and the Representative of German Industry and Trade.
Chamber of Commerce
German American Business Association
Germany Trade and Invest
Sabine Blankenship is the Scientific Liaison Officer at the Consulate. She serves as your first point of contact to German universities, research institutions, research funding agencies, and German government departments dealing with science policy. She facilitates collaboration and exchange between scientists and institutions in Germany and in the Consulate's administrative district. Furthermore, she organizes outreach activities to showcase German science and expands and supports the local network of scientists living in our district who have a personal connection to Germany.
German Research Center for Research and Innovation in New York
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
German Academic Exchange Service
TUM North America Office
German Research Foundation
Consular and legal affairs
Consul Monika Witzel de Salazar and her team provide a wide spectrum of indispensable consular services to German and US-citizens as well as third-country nationals. In providing services throughout its extensive area of jurisdiction, the Consular Department is competently assisted by the German Honorary Consuls in Anchorage, Honolulu, Portland and Seattle.
Consul Sonja Schlegel is responsible for managing the Consulate General's day-to-day operations. She also deals with the Consulate General's personnel, business, communications, maintenance and security needs.