Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Andreas Siegel is a career diplomat with a broad range of international experience in strategic, political, economic and cultural affairs. He holds both a (postgraduate) diploma of the College of Europe, Bruges/Belgium and a Master degree of French, English and American literature/linguistics of the University of Freiburg/Germany.
Andreas has had a long-time connection and affinity with the United States dating back to the 1970s and continuing through the early 1990ies when he served as a Vice-Consul at the German Consulate General in Boston, Mass.
Before coming to Florida in July 2019, Andreas headed the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Prior to that he was Head of the Strategic Planning Division for External Cultural Policy in the Directorate General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. He has held many other titles such as First Counsellor at the Permanent Representation to NATO, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe, and others. He has also served as the German spokesperson for European cultural policy and coordinating German cross-border cooperation with neighboring countries.
He is going to be bringing his expertise on international affairs to the Venture Café Miami audience as part of our C-The Future series.