Oliver Schramm - Consul General San Francisco

09.09.2021 - Article

Oliver Schramm is German Consul General in San Francisco since August 2021. Oliver was born in Hamburg and is half-Italian. He is married with three teenage boys and trained as an economist.

In 1991 he entered the German Foreign Service (the first “crew” of a newly unified East and West Germany). Other than serving in Bonn and Berlin he also wrote speeches under Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

In the past 30 years he has served in many locations around the world: Seoul, Washington D.C., Rome, Lima and most recently as Minister and Head of the Economics Department in London – therefor very familiar with all issues relating to Brexit.

Oliver lived extensively in the US, first as an exchange student in Memphis, TN. In 2002 he obtained his MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and then served as deputy press officer at the German Embassy in Washington D.C. 

He’s familiar with the US West Coast from trips to Oregon, Seattle and Hawaii. However, the San Francisco Bay Area is entirely new to him and he is thrilled to explore the Golden State. Among his favorite pastimes are running, reading, meditation and spending time with his kids. Being half Italian and a bit of a foodie he’s eager to explore the culinary specialties of California as well as the great wines from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond.

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