Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Martin Höpfner

born 18 December 1953, at Potsdam/Germany; married, 2 children

1972
School Leaving Certificate
1972-1977
Legal Studies, University of Heidelberg
1973-1974
Civilian Service
1978-1980
Legal Traineeship
1979-1981
Research Assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
1981-1987
Lawyer, Partner in a Law Firm
1987
Entry to the German Diplomatic Service
1988-1989
Foreign Office, EU External Relations Division
1989-1992
German Embassy Jakarta, Press, Legal and Consular Affairs
1992-1995
Foreign Office, Human Resources Division
1995-1997
German Embassy Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission
1997-1998
Foreign Office, Director for Resource Management
1998-2002
Foreign Office, Director of the Parliament and Cabinet Division
2002-2006
Foreign Office, Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Economic Affairs
2006-2009
Ambassador, German Embassy Ottawa
2009-2014
Ambassador, German Embassy Sofia
since 2014
Ambassador, German Embassy Dublin

Curriculum Vitae

Ambassador Matthias Höpfner