Ambassador Joachim Christoph Schmillen of the Federal Republic of Germany presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority as the new Permanent Representative  to the Authority on 19 August 2014.

Prior to taking up his position as ambassador of Germany to Jamaica, Ambassador Schmillen held many important assignments, both in the diplomatic service as well as in the military service in his home country.  In 2003 he was posted to Chile as Germany’s ambassador and then went on to occupy positions in Nigeria and Peru.

Ambassador Schmillen assumed his position as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Jamaica in early August this year.