Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz

Permanent Representative of Germany at the NATO Council (1989–1993), Ambassador to the UK (1999–2002) and the Russian Federation (2002–2005) 

German diplomat. State Secretary in German Foreign Office (1994–1999); Chairman of the Foundation for German-Russian Youth Exchanges (2006–2012); member of the NATO-Working  Group on a new strategy (2009–2010); member of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH (2008–2013) and of the Baltic International Bank from 2016; Chairman of the Investment Advisory Council of the Green Gateway Fund from 2012; Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Politics, Free University Berlin from 2011. During diplomatic carrier he was deeply involved in relations with the USSR and Russia; as of 2005 - advisor to major European companies on the Russian strategy; participant in various bodies in Germany promoting deepening of German/European relations with Russia; frequent interview partner for German and Russian media on German/Western-Russian relations.