Karl Bergner serves as German Ambassador to the State of Kuwait since August 2016.
Ambassador Bergner joined the German Foreign Service in 1989. He made first experiences abroad in the Political Section of the German Embassy in London (1991 – 1994) and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Panama (1994 – 1996). After a subsequent post in the Personnel Affairs Department of the Foreign Office in Bonn (1996 – 1999) he gained first leadership experiences as Head of the Embassy Office in Abuja / Nigeria (1999 – 2002). He could deepen these experiences as Deputy Head of the Foreign Service Academy (2002 – 2006), where he was responsible for the recruitment and training of ca. 40 Trainee Diplomats per year and also for the internship program of the Foreign Office with currently around 2.500 participants per year.
Further Foreign Policy Expertise he acquired as Head of the Political Department of the German Embassy in Madrid (2006 – 2008) and as Head of the Southern European Division of the Foreign Office during the start of the Euro Crisis (2008 – 2013). From 2013 till 2016 he was Minister for Communication and Culture at the German Embassy in Washington.
Ambassador Bergner was born in September 1960. He is married and has one son. He is interested in History, Culture and Architecture.