Dr. Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz
Ambassador Emeritus Chairman of the Board, Berlin
Dr. Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz was German representative to NATO, State Secretary at the Foreign Office, and, from 2002 to 2005, Ambassador in Moscow. After leaving the foreign service, he became engaged in the German-Russian Youth Exchange and a youth parliament which holds its sessions in the framework of the so-called Petersburg Dialogue. This top-level forum was set up by Gerhard Schröder and Vladimir Putin in 2001 in order to develop the relationship between Germany and Russia.