Dr Anna Elisabeth Prinz / Curriculum Vitae

Studies: Politics, Russian, Law as well as English Language and Literature in Germany
Doctorate rer.pol.
Studies: Administration and Management, Economics and International Relations
at Harvard University
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A. Harvard)
German Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka, Head of Press and Cultural Affairs
Federal Foreign Office Bonn, International Commodity Agreements
German Embassy Bucharest, Romania, Head of Economic Section
German Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, Head of Political Section
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Deputy Head of Task Force for EU Enlargement
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Head of Division for Public Diplomacy; Political Staff
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Deputy Head of the Directorate-General
for Communication, Public Diplomacy and the Media
Federal Forein Office Berlin, Commissioner for the Media
German Embassy Tokyo, Japan, Minister and Deputy Ambassador
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Deputy Director-General for International Liaison
of Science Relations and Research
German Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ambassador
German Embassy Canberra, Australia, Ambassador

H. E. Dr. Anna Prinz, German Ambassador to Australia

Dr. Anna Prinz is the German Ambassador to Australia since July 2016. ‘’Australia, lying on the growth side of the globe, is the twelfth largest economy in the world. It is rich with the reserves of raw materials and is one of the leading countries in important fields like medicine and digitalization. Considering these factors and adding its fifth place in an International Academic Ranking, it is important for us to have Australia as an Innovation Partner’’.

Dr. Prinz was awarded a doctorate in policy at Göttingen University in Germany and she has the Master of Public Administration of the University of Harvard (M.P.A. Harvard, Kennedy School). She began working in diplomatic service in 1986. She worked at the German Embassies in Colombo, Bucharest, Jakarta and as Deputy Ambassador in Tokyo. Furthermore Dr. Prinz worked as Deputy head of the task force on EU-Enlargement, Media Commissioner, Ambassador for Science Policy in Berlin and Ambassador in Slovenia.

The Australia-Germany Advisory Group, which aim is the deepening of the relationships; stretching the Security Dialogue and cooperation in the future challenges, is the main focus of her work in Australia (digitalization, industry 4.0, Start-ups, technological change, energy transition and cooperation in research).

Dr Anna Elisabeth Prinz / Curriculum Vitae