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Norbert Baas serves as a senior adviser to BPA. Until 2012, he was German Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, ASEAN, and East Timor. Prior to this, Norbert served as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Special Envoy for Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus at the German Foreign Office. In this capacity, he was Coordinator for the Group of Friends of the UN-SG for Georgia/Abkhazia. Before, he served as Ambassador at Large for security issues. From 1995 to 1998, he was Ambassador in Georgia and Head of Division East-Central Europe; in a former position, he served as Private Secretary to State Ministers Möllemann and Schaefer at the Foreign Office. At an earlier stage, he worked in Moscow, Baghdad, and the German OECD Mission in Paris.

Norbert Baas studied economics at the TU Berlin and at the Johns Hopkins University in Bologna and received a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence.

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