Dr Andreas Prothmann, Head of the Economic Department of the German Embassy in London, studied law at Passau, Geneva and Singapore Universities. He entered the German Federal Foreign Office in 1988 and worked in the International Law Department in Bonn. His diplomatic assignments took him to Moscow (Political, 1991-94), Seattle (DHM, 1994-96) and Tashkent (DHM, 1999-2003).
From 2003 to 2006, he worked in the Human Resources Division at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, followed by an assignment as Minister-Counselor (Political) at the German Embassy in Washington DC. From 2009 to 2013, Dr Prothmann was Head of the WMD- related Export Controls and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Division of the Federal Foreign Office. Since 2013, he is Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Global Issues at the German Embassy in London.
Dr Andreas Prothmann will discuss the importance of the UK-German trade and investment relationship and its vital importance for the future of Europe – and which role the internationalisation of smaller and medium-sized businesses will play in it.