Mr. Rüdiger König is the Director General for Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation, Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Assistance at the German Foreign Office in Berlin. He is leading this new Directorate-General since its creation within the Foreign Office in March 2015. The creation of this Directorate-General is one of the results of a broad public consultation and review process to strengthen the instruments of the German Government in fragile contexts. Prior to this post, Mr. König was the Crisis Management Commissioner at the Foreign Office. Since his entry into the Foreign Service in 1986, his placements included the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York, the Directorate-General for the United Nations at the Foreign Office in Berlin, and Head of former Federal President Rau’s Office. Especially during his time at the Permanent Mission of Germany at NATO and as Head of the Special Task Force on Afghanistan and Pakistan he focused on international security policies and supported the peacebuilding process in Afghanistan, where he served as German Ambassador from 2010 to 2013.