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Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger is a German diplomat and was the German Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2006 to May 2008. From 2001 to 2006, he was the German Ambassador to the United States and from 1998 to 2001 he served as the German Deputy Foreign Minister.

Ambassador Ischinger has been the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008, and served as Global Head of Government Relations of Allianz SE from 2008 to 2014. He serves on the Supervisory Board of Allianz Deutschland AG, on the European Advisory Board of Investcorp, and on the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Since December 2009, he has been co-chair of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also a member of the European Council on Foreign Affairs (ECFR) and the Global Zero Commission, amongst others. In 2015, he was named Senior Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Ambassador Ischinger is a member of the Executive Board for the European Leadership Network (ELN).

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