Peter Ammon (2010)
|German Ambassador to the Court of St. James|
May 2014 – January 2018
|Preceded by||Georg Boomgaarden|
|German Ambassador to the United States|
August 2011 – May 2014
|Preceded by||Klaus Scharioth|
|Succeeded by||Peter Wittig|
|Born||February 23, 1952|
Frankfurt, West Germany
|Alma mater||Free University of Berlin|
Education and career
Ammon studied Mathematics and holds a doctorate in economics from Berlin's Free University. He most recently served as German Ambassador to the United States (2011–2014) and as State Secretary (British equivalent title: Permanent Secr.) at the German Foreign Office in Berlin (2008–2011).
In 2007 and 2008, Ammon was appointed German Ambassador to Paris, France. His prior diplomatic career included postings to London, Dakar/Senegal, New Delhi, and Washington, D.C.
A staunch advocate of free trade, Ammon takes strong interest in what it takes to build a rules-based, peaceful and prosperous global order. As Director General for Economics at the German Foreign Office from 2001 to 2007, he worked with German "Mittelstand" companies embracing globalisation, and helped to prepare the G8 world economic summits for German chancellors Gerhard Schröder and Angela Merkel. In London, Ammon's agenda is focused on minimising economic and political risk after the Brexit referendum.
Ammon is married to Marliese Heimann-Ammon. They have two grown daughters, Ariane and Christina. His personal interests include music, science and hiking. Honours: Freeman of the City of London; hon. Dr. University of Huntsville/Alabama, Cross Federal Order of Merit (Germany); Officier de la Légion d'honneur (France); Grand Cross Order of Merit (Portugal); Commander Ordre Bernado O'Higgins (Chile).
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