Christiane Hullmann is a lawyer by training, with studies in Bonn and Geneva and a bar exam in Berlin. She joined the Foreign Office in 2003. Her career started in the Department for European Affairs with a focus on legal issues and justice and home affairs, esp. migration, including a five months stage at the European Commission (Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs). Afterwards, she served at the German Embassy in Kiev as Head of the Legal and Consular Department. After her return to the Federal Foreign Office she took up a position in the Human Resources Division. Then she continued at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York, where she was working on issues related to human rights (esp. resolutions on the right to privacy in the digital age and the right to water and sanitation), protection of civilians and Ukraine. Currently, she is the Head of the Western Balkans Division at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.