Riedel

Ambassador Dr. Norbert
Riedel
Commissioner for International Cyber Policy, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

In August 2014, Dr. Norbert Riedel was appointed Commissioner for International Cyber Policy at the Federal Foreign Office.

Protecting cyber space while at the same time ensuring freedom of the Internet has become a central challenge at the international level. A balance has to be found between the conflicting demands of freedom, security and economic considerations. By appointing Dr. Riedel, the Federal Foreign Office is acknowledging the increasing importance of this cross-cutting issue. Dr. Riedel is a highly experienced diplomat and jurist. From 2010 to 2014, he represented the Federal Republic of Germany as Minister and Permanent Representative in Beijing. Previously, he was Director for Central Services and Head of the Personnel Division at the Federal Foreign Office. Furthermore, he worked as Head of the European Union Division at the Federal Chancellery and at the German Embassies in Lisbon and Sofia.

Dr. Norbert Riedel is married and has 2 children. He studied law and graduated as a Doctor of Laws in 1989. Since 2005 he has held an honorary professorship at the University of Würzburg.

Join Our Process:

If you are interested in joining the EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative, please contact us for more information on our breakthrough groups and working process.

GET IN TOUCH

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Join the Summit:

The summit is unique by its truly global scope—our ability to bring experts from different countries and sectors together to forge solutions. The event is by invitation only. For more information on the summit and how to attend, please contact Ashley Dennee.

GET IN TOUCH

Summit sponsors benefit by being part of the solution to the world’s most critical problems that threaten the safety, stability and security of cyberspace. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES