Susanne Schütz, born in Remscheid, is Director for South-East Europe, Turkey and EFTA States in the German Federal Foreign Office. In 1979, Ms. Schütz earned high school diploma in Düsseldorf. After high school graduation, Susanne Schütz went on to Studies of Slavic, English and American Studies Münster in Los Angeles, Berlin and Leningrad, and got M.A. in FU Berlin by 1988. From 1989–1991 Ms. Schütz attended Diplomatic Academy, and worked in Federal Foreign Office and German Embassy in Moscow in the 1991. Her diplomatic career continued in German Embassy in Kiev from 1991-1994 and German Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1994-1997. In 1997. she came back to Federal Foreign Office, where she stayed until 2000. when she started working again in German Embassy in Moscow until 2003. From 2003-2007. Ms. Schütz came back again to Federal Foreign Office. In 2007 Susanne Schütz has been appointed as Permanent Representative in German Embassy in Kiev. In 2010, she has been appointed as a Head of Division for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldavia in Federal Foreign Office, until 2012. Ms. Schütz worked in German Embassy in Rome, first as a Head of political Department from 2012-2015, and as Permanent Representative from 2015-2016. Susanne Schütz has been named as an Ambassador in German Embassy in Tirana in 2016 and stayed until 2019.