New US ambassador in Germany

Since February 2022, Germany has a new U.S. ambassador, Dr. Amy Gutmann. Read more about the successful career of the US-American, who will represent her state government in Berlin in the future.


The US Embassy in Berlin has a new head

Since February 2022, Germany has had a new U.S. ambassador in Dr. Amy Gutmann. After the position had been vacant for over 15 months and there had been disagreements between Democrats and Republicans, the U.S. Senate in Washington now voted by a majority in favor of Ms. Gutmann as the new ambassador.

President Steinmeier officially accredited the 72-year-old American as Germany's first female U.S. ambassador on February 17, 2022.

Previous career

Amy Gutmann is an award-winning political scientist with German-Jewish roots. Her family fled the Nazis during World War 2 and settled in the United States.

Gutmann completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard, followed by a master's degree in political science at the London School of Economics and a doctorate in political science at Harvard University.

From 2004 to 2022, Ms. Gutmann served as president of the University in Pennsylvania. In 2009, then-U.S. President Obama appointed her chair of the President's Commission on Bioethics, which she chaired for 7 years.

In addition to awards from Fortune magazine as World's Greatest Leaders or even the Harvard University Centennial Medal, countless awards honoring Gutmann's commitment to education, ethics and human rights have followed over the years.

U.S. Representations in Germany

As U.S. Ambassador, Dr. Gutmann represents her country's government within Germany and is based as a diplomatic mission at the seat of government in Berlin.

In addition to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, the United States is also represented by Consulates General in Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg and Munich.
However, the U.S. Consulates General in Frankfurt/Main, Munich and the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin are exclusively responsible for issuing U.S. visas.

Ambassadors over the years

Gutmann occupies the position of the 26th U.S. Ambassador since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany.

On average, all predecessors to this position served about 2 years. The longest term of office was held by George C. McGhee from 1963-1968 under U.S. President L.B. Johnson.

Social Media

The new office also directly conquered social media. Since Gutmann has been acting in Germany, there have been daily updates on current appointments in and around Germany. Stay up to date on the U.S. ambassador's appointments on Instagram and Twitter.



Updated on 30.3.2022

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