Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Arab Emirates
Ambassador Ernst Peter Fischer’s previous position was Director for Energy and Climate
Policy and Export Control at the German Federal Foreign Office. His portfolio covered
global energy and climate policy as well as export control and international sanctions.
Ambassador Fischer is a career diplomat who joined the Federal Foreign Office in 1986.
His professional path has focused on economic and global issues. He has worked at
the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, including as head of the environmental department
and as chief economist, at the Office of the Federal President as foreign policy advisor
and at German missions in Washington, DC as head of the economic department, in Tel
Aviv as deputy ambassador, as well as in London, Shanghai and Singapore. Ambassador
Fischer was seconded for a year to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where
he worked on EU enlargement. He also spent several months on secondment to the office
of the French Minister for European Affairs.
He holds master’s degrees in history/political science from the Free University of
Berlin and government/international relations from Georgetown University, which he
attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. He also studied at “Sciences Po” in Paris on
a scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service.
He is married to Maria del Carmen Fischer. They have two adult children.
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