Dieter Lamlé is the Consul General of Germany to Hong Kong. Born in Pretoria, South Africa, he studied law in Regensburg (1978 - 1983) and he was enrolled in practical legal training in Bavaria, the second level of state law examinations (1984 - 1987). His entry into the Foreign Service took place in Bonn in 1987.
Between 2015 - 2017 Mr. Lamlé was Regional Director for Latin-America and the Caribbean at the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin. He served as Consul General in Erbil (Irak) from January to July 2015. In 2012 he was appointed Chief of Protocol, Land Berlin, Head of Foreign Affairs and between 2011 and 2014 Mr. Lamlé was Head of State Secretaries’ Office, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.
During 2009 until 2011 he was Head of Personnel Development and Planning Higher Service Division, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.
In 2008 he also was the Head of Human Rights, International Human Rights Protection; EU Human Rights Policy Division, Federal Foreign Office, in Berlin.
Previously, he had several responsibilities that include:
2004 - 2008 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Lima, Peru.
2001 - 2004 Deputy Head of Personnel - General Division, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.
1998 - 2001 Desk officer for policy (Security Council, Asia), Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, New York.
1995 - 1998 Desk officer for press relations at the German Embassy in Jakarta/Indonesia
1992 - 1995 Personnel Division, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
1989 - 1992 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Kigali/Rwanda
1988 - 1989 Desk officer for Human Rights, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn.