Peter Ammon

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Peter Ammon
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Peter Ammon (2010)
German Ambassador to the Court of St. James
Assumed office
May 2014
President Joachim Gauck
Preceded by Georg Boomgaarden
German Ambassador to the United States
In office
August 2011 – April 2014
President Christian Wulff
Joachim Gauck
Preceded by Klaus Scharioth
Succeeded by Peter Wittig
Personal details
Born (1952-02-23) February 23, 1952 (age 65)
Frankfurt, West Germany
(now Germany)
Spouse(s) Marliese Heimann-Ammon
Children 2
Alma mater Free University of Berlin

Peter Ammon (born in Frankfurt/Main on 23 February 1952) is a German diplomat and Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom since May 2014.

Education and career[edit]

Ammon holds a doctorate in economics from Berlin’s Free University and most recently served as German Ambassador to the United States (2011-2014) and as State Secretary at the German Foreign Office in Berlin (2008-2011) under both Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Guido Westerwelle.

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.

From 1996 to 1999, he was Head of Policy Planning and speech writer to the President of Germany, Roman Herzog.

A staunch advocate of free trade, Ammon takes strong personal interest in what it takes to build a fair, peaceful and prosperous global order.[citation needed] As Director General for Economics at the German Foreign Office from 2001 to 2007, he helped prepare the G8 world economic summits for German chancellors Gerhard Schröder and Angela Merkel.

Personal life[edit]

Ammon is married to Marliese Heimann-Ammon. They have two grown daughters, Ariane and Christina. His personal interests include classical music, science and hiking.

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