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Stefan Schlueter


German Consul General in San Francisco

Stefan Schlueter is the German Consul General in San Francisco since August 2014.

He was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1952 and is married to Ana Luisa de Carvalho-Schlueter. Their two children, Danja and Sebastian, live and work in London. Having grown up in Hamburg, Stefan Schlueter studied Political Science at the University of Hamburg. After receiving his Master degree, he joined the German Foreign Service in 1979.

His first foreign assignments brought him to Buenos Aires and Algiers. From 1986 to 1990 he served as the spokesman of the German Embassy in Tel Aviv before returning to the Foreign Office in Bonn as desk officer for the Maghreb countries. From 1992 to 1995 he served as Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles before returning to Bonn as Deputy Director of the unit working on Germany’s foreign policy towards the southern part of Latin America. From  2000 to 2004 he was posted a second time in the US as Deputy Consul General in New York City before moving on to Buenos Aires as Deputy Ambassador.

In 2007 he returned to the Foreign Office in Berlin to assume the position of Director for Conflict Prevention, Peace-Building, Democracy Promotion and State-Building, promoting German projects in this field world-wide. In 2010 he was appointed Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Region, residing in  Port of Spain. He was accredited to Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.