Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger is Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC). He is also Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Deutschland AG, and of the Advisory Board of Investcorp, London.
From 2006 to 2008, he was the Federal Republic of Germany's Ambassador to London. Prior to this assignment, he was the German Ambassador to the United States of America from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, he also represented the European Union in the Troika negotiations on the future of Kosovo. From 1998 to 2001 he served as State Secretary (Deputy Foreign Minister) in the German Foreign Office.