On 25 August 2022, Ambassador Thomas Schieb presented his letter of credentials to the Director-General of the OPCW, Ambassador Fernando Arias.
Prior to this, from 2018 until July 2022, he served as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Serbia.
Thomas Schieb joined the German Foreign Service in 1992. After completing his diplomatic training, he served as a desk officer in the Task Force Bosnia. Subsequently, he worked in the German Embassy in Sarajevo, before being posted to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for two years. From 1998 to 2002, he worked in the Federal Foreign Office’s Division for Southern Africa as well as in the Division for Security Policy, before moving to the Political Department of the Permanent Mission to the EU in Brussels. He returned to Berlin as Deputy European Correspondent from 2005 to 2009, and then held the position of Spokesperson at the German Embassy in London until 2011, followed by three years as Head of the EU Coordination Group in Berlin. From 2014 to 2018, Ambassador Schieb served as Head of Political Affairs at the German Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
Thomas Schieb is married and has three Children.