Arndt FREYTAG VON LORINGHOVEN
Dr Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven was born on 12 November 1956 in Munich, Germany. He graduated from New College, Oxford, in 1980 (Master of Arts) and earned a PhD degree from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany (1984). He joined the German Foreign Ministry in 1986. Having served at the German Embassies in Paris (1989-1992) and Moscow (1992-1994, 2002-2005) he also held various posts in the Foreign Ministry such as member of Policy Planning Staff (1994-1998), speech writer of Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer (1998-2002), European correspondent (2005-2007) and Director of European Affairs (2010-2014).
He was German Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2014 - 2016) and took up his position as Ambassador to the Republic of Poland on 15 September 2020.
He also held two positions in intelligence. From 2007 - 2010 he was seconded from the Foreign Office to be Vice President of the German Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst). In 2016 he was appointed NATO´s first Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security (until 2019).
Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven is married to Barbara von Ow-Freytag. He speaks English, French and Russian fluently and is studying Polish. His hobbies include history and literature, jazz guitar, skiing, sailing and jogging.