HE Christian Berger


Bio: HE Ambassador Christian Berger, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt

Before coming to Egypt Christian Berger served as Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey from 2016 to 2020, and Ambassador to Turkmenistan. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Director/Deputy Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the European External Action Service in Brussels; and from 2008 to 2011 EU Representative / Head of Delegation in Jerusalem.

From 2006 to 2008 he was Head of the European Commission Crisis Response & Peace-building Unit, and from 2005 to 2006 EU-Representative to the Quartet Special Envoy (James Wolfensohn), working mainly on the Rafah Agreement (Egypt-Gaza border crossing).

In 1997 Christian Berger joined the European institutions. At first, he was responsible for relations with Syria, then Political Advisor on Middle East issues. In earlier positions, he served with the OSCE in Vienna and the United Nations in Syria (UNDOF), Gaza and Jerusalem (UNRWA).

Christian Berger is an Austrian citizen; he is married with two children and holds degrees in law from the Universities of Vienna and London (LSE).