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Heiko Thoms

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance
Financial market policy, European policy and international financial policy

Portrait of Heiko Thoms BildVergroessern
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance / Photothek

Born in Wolfsburg on 16 March 1968

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Education and professional career
1987–1995Studied law, Islamic studies and Arabic studies in Bonn, Cairo, Geneva and Berlin, with stays in Cairo, Tunis and Damascus
1995First state examination in law
1996–1998Legal traineeship at the Berlin Higher Regional Court
1998Second state examination in law
1998–1999Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg
1999–2001Attaché training at the Federal Foreign Office
2001–2003Consul at the German Embassy in Tehran
2005–2007Representative of the German Ambassador on the EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels
2007–2009European policy advisor to the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag
2009–2011Deputy Chief of Staff, Federal Foreign Office
2011–2013Chief of Staff, Federal Foreign Office
2013–2017

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, New York

 

Vice-President of the Executive Board of UNICEF (2014–2015) and UN Women (2015–2016)

2017–2020Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to NATO, Brussels
2020–2023German Ambassador to Brazil
April 2023 – presentState Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance