On July 1, 2020, Ambassador Gudrun Lingner assumed the position of Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OPCW. Prior to her posting in The Hague, she had been Deputy Secretary General for Franco-German cooperation within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as advisor to the French European Affairs Minister.
Gudrun Lingner worked as a journalist before she joined the German Foreign Service in 1998. After her training, she served as desk officer at the German diplomatic training facility, as political officer at the German Embassy in South Africa, and within the “Task Force Afghanistan” of the Federal Foreign Office. Thereafter, she worked in the Parliament and Cabinet division of the Ministry. From 2008 - 2011, Mrs. Lingner was the head of the press and culture division at the German Embassy in Singapore. In the following years, she headed the press and culture division at the German Consulate General in Shanghai and coordinated German-Chinese scientific cooperation. In 2014, Ambassador Lingner was transferred to the German Embassy in Paris where she served as head of the economic division before she became an advisor to the French government in the Quai d’Orsay.
Ambassador Lingner is married and has two sons.