Kai Hennig - Curriculum Vitae

06.08.2021 - Article

22 March 1961

born in Dortmund

May 1980

Abitur (qualification for university entrance)

October 1980 – January 1982

non-military (civil) service

July 1982 – March 1988

legal studies at the University of Bonn

March 1988

first state examination in legal studies

May 1989 – April 1992

legal training in Cologne and New York

April 1992

second state examination in legal studies

since May 1992

civil servant with the Foreign Ministry

May 1992 – May 1993

diplomatic training (attaché) in Bonn

May 1993 – May 1994

assistent of the director for diplomatic training at the Foreign Office Training Center in Bonn

May 1994 – May 1997

Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Kathmandou, Nepal

May 1997 – September 2000

German Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, desk officer in the political department (UN sanctions, Latin America, protocol)

October 2000

work in the legal department in the Foreign Office, Berlin

November 2000 – June 2007

temporary leave from the Foreign Ministry in order to work for the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” as Head of the Office of the Board of Directors, Spokesman and Special Envoy for the program of compensation of life insurances of Holocaust victims

July 2007 – July 2010

Head of the Consular and Legal Department of the German Embassy London (First Counsellor)

August 2010 – August 2011

Senior Civilian Representative RC North and Head of the German Embassy’s Office, Masar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

August 2011 – July 2013

Head of division 601 in Berlin (cultural and media relations with Europe, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus; German minorities abroad)

August 2013 – Augst 2017

Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York

Sept. 2017 – July 2021
Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy Bucharest, Romania
Since July 2021
Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Texas

Family status: married, one child

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