Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name: Harald Peter Klein

Day of Birth: 11.10.1955

Place of Birth:  Trier, Germany

Civil stratus: married

Nationality:  German


October 1975 - March 1976    University Georg-August in Göttingen, Germany (Political Science)

Aril 1976 - 1982              University Johannes Gutenberg  in Mainz, Germany

July 1982                     M.A. in Political Science, Sociology and Journalism                   

Professional Experience

 Sept.2016   German Ambassador in Guatemala and Belize 

July 2012 – Sept. 2016        General Consul of Germany in Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo

May 2012 – June 2012          Federal Ministry of Foreign Relations

  Preparatory months for Brasil

 Jan. 2010 – April 2012        Director General in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Head of Latin America Asia and German Institutions of Development Cooperation

July 2007 – December 2009     Director International Politics/Worldwide Projects, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Berlin

July 2002 – June 2007        Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Director for Latin America (Headquarters in México D.F)

General Manager of the projects and programs in 7 Latin American countries                   

Nov. 1996 – June 2002         Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Director for Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe (Headquarters in Budapest/Hungary)

General Manager of the projects and programs in 22 former communist countries of the region

Sept. 1988 - Oct. 1996       Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Project Director of the Projects in Colombia, Panama, Ecuador and Peru (Office in Bogotá)

Direction of projects referred to Environmental policy, Civic education, Justice administration and Human Rights (Colombia, Peru)

Civic Education and Politics (Ecuador, Peru, Panama)

Political and strategic consulting for the political counterparts (Panama)

Edition and commercialization of the news magazine “Perfiles Liberales" (“Liberal Profiles”), distributed all over Latin America.

1989 and 1990/91             Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Management and consultancy of FNF Projects in Ecuador; Design, controlling and consultancy of the projects of FNF in Bolivia (Strenghtening of small enterprises and cooperatives

May 1988 - Oct. 1992         Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Project Director for Peru

Management of a training Project for judges and attorneys (Human Rights) and for teachers and NGO´s.                      

Nov. 1985 - April 1988        Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany

Scientific assistant at the Institute for

Development Investigation and Development Politics of the (main topics: Public administration reform in Morocco, academic cooperation with universities in Chile, Saudi Arabia and Italy)

Sep. 1982 - Sep. 1983         University of Mainz, Germany

Department for International Politics

Assistance in research projects and seminars of the Institute for International Politics


- Microcomputer Applications for Development Planning (Bochum 1987)

- El problema de la participación política en el Perú (Bochum 1986)

- La Ideología de la Revolución Peruana de 1968 (Frankfurt 1983, 320 pages.)

- Magazine Perfiles Liberales (Bogotá, 1992-96)


 German (mother tongue)

Fluent in Spanish, English and Portugiese



Curriculum Vitae