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Sebastian Groth
Director for Policy Planning, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany

Sebastian Groth was appointed Director for Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office in April 2019. His previous assignments were as Deputy Director for Policy Planning (September 2016 – March 2019), and Head of the State Secretaries’ Office (2014 – 2016). From 2010 – 2014, he worked as Adviser for Foreign Policy and French-German relations in the Cabinet of the French Prime Ministers François Fillon, Jean-Marc Ayrault et Manuel Valls. From 2004 – 2010 he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff, working on energy and climate policy and on global economic affairs. In 2001, he started his diplomatic career as First Secretary at the German Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, working on Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi and as Press and Cultural Attaché. Sebastian Groth studied economics and sociology in Cologne and in Montpellier/ France.