6th Energy Infrastructure Forum 2023 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include


Hon. Kai Hennig

Consul General of Germany in Houston

22 March 1961 born in Dortmund

May 1980 Abitur (qualification for university entrance)

October 1980 – January 1982 non-military (civil) service

July 1982 – March 1988 legal studies at the University of Bonn

March 1988 first state examination in legal studies

May 1989 – April 1992 legal training in Cologne and New York

April 1992 second state examination in legal studies

since May 1992 civil servant with the Foreign Ministry

May 1992 – May 1993 diplomatic training (attaché) in Bonn

May 1993 – May 1994 assistant director for diplomatic training at Foreign Office Training Center in Bonn

May 1994 – May 1997 Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Kathmandou, Nepal

May 1997 – September 2000 German Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, desk officer in the political department (UN sanctions, Latin America, protocol)

October 2000 work in the legal department in the Foreign Office, Berlin

November 2000 – June 2007 temporary leave from the Foreign Ministry in order to work for the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” as Head of the Office of the Board of Directors, Spokesman and Special Envoy for the program of compensation of life insurances of Holocaust victims

July 2007 – July 2010 Head of the Consular and Legal Department of the German Embassy London (First Counsellor)

August 2010 – August 2011 Senior Civilian Representative RC North and Head of the German Embassy’s Office, Masar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

August 2011 – July 2013 Head of division 601 in Berlin (cultural and media relations with Europe, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus; German minorities abroad)

August 2013 – Augst 2017 Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York

Sept. 2017 – July 2021 Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Since July 2021 Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Texas
Family status: married, one child