The AmbassadorEnlarge image Ambassador Thomas Ossowski (© German Embassy Manila)
Thomas Ossowski, born on July 1st 1967 in Karlsruhe in south-west Germany, studied politics and international relations at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris. He has served in the German Foreign Office since 1992. Before coming to Manila he worked as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the German Foreign Minister after an assignment as the Foreign Office's Head for EU policy coordination.
Previous postings abroad include Afghanistan, where Ambassador Ossowski served as the Civilian Head of the German Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kunduz and as Political Advisor to the ISAF Commander in Kabul from 2007-2009. In Rwanda Mr. Ossowski worked as Deputy Head of the German Embassy from 1998-2001 after he had made his first experiences in the diplomatic service as Political Officer at the German Embassy in Israel.
He assumed his post in Manila in March 2014.