Deputy Director General for Globalisation, Energy and Climate Policy at the German Federal Foreign Office
Peter Fischer is Deputy Director General for Globalisation, Energy and Climate Policy at the German Federal Foreign Office. His portfolio covers global economic, financial, trade, energy, environmental and climate policy.
Peter is a career diplomat. He joined the Foreign Office in 1986. His professional path has focused on economic and global issues. Prior to taking up his present position in September 2014 he was Head of Economic Affairs (Minister) at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. Before that he was Head of the Department for Economic and Financial Policy at the Foreign Office in Berlin. His other assignments were Deputy Ambassador to Israel, Deputy Head and later Head of Department for Environmental and Biopolitical Issue at the Foreign Office, Economic Counselor at the Embassy in
London, Deputy Consul General in Shanghai, foreign policy advisor in the Office of the Federal President (Richard von Weizsäcker) in Bonn and his first posting was at the Embassy in Singapore. In 1987 Peter spent three months on secondment to the French Foreign Ministry, where he served in the Office of the Minister for European Affairs. In
1997 he spent a year on secondment to the British Foreign Office, working on the round of European enlargement that was started at that time.
Peter earned an M.A. in history and political science from the Free University of Berlin. He also holds an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University which he attended on a Fulbright scholarship. In addition Peter studied international relations at “Sciences Po” in Paris on a scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service.