Dr Anna Elisabeth Prinz / Curriculum Vitae

1974
Studies: Politics, Russian, Law as well as English Language and Literature in Germany
1984
Doctorate rer.pol.
1984
Studies: Administration and Management, Economics and International Relations
at Harvard University
1986
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A. Harvard)
1988
German Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka, Head of Press and Cultural Affairs
1990
Federal Foreign Office Bonn, International Commodity Agreements
1993
German Embassy Bucharest, Romania, Head of Economic Section
1997
German Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, Head of Political Section
2000
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Deputy Head of Task Force for EU Enlargement
2002
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Head of Division for Public Diplomacy; Political Staff
2004
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Deputy Head of the Directorate-General
for Communication, Public Diplomacy and the Media
2006
Federal Forein Office Berlin, Commissioner for the Media
2008
German Embassy Tokyo, Japan, Minister and Deputy Ambassador
2011
Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Deputy Director-General for International Liaison
of Science Relations and Research
2013
German Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ambassador
since
07/2016
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