Geier

Karsten
Geier
Head, Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Karsten Geier is head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff in Germany’s Federal Foreign Office and deputy to Germany’s Special Commissioner on Cyber Foreign Policy.

A career Foreign Service officer, Karsten has held a variety of posts both at home and abroad. He has served in Southeastern Europe, Brussels (at Germany’s Representation to the European Union) and Washington, D.C. (including as exchange officer in the U.S. Department of State). His most recent assignment abroad led him to New York, where he helped set up the European Union Delegation, and subsequently worked for Germany’s Mission to the United Nations.

Karsten is Germany’s member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.

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