Born on 16th June 1966 in the German municipality of Süderholz, the new ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Serbia studied the Russian language and literature in Moscow from 1985-’90, graduating in Slavonic studies, before serving as a research associate at the University of Greifswald from 1990-’92 and then attending the Diplomatic Academy in Bonn from 1993-’95.
She joined the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995 and received her first foreign posting at the German Embassy in Warsaw from 1995-’99. Returning to her home ministry in 1999, she was posted to Zambia in 2002, where she served as a permanent deputy to the ambassador in Lusaka (2002-’04) and subsequently performed the same role at the embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 2004-’06.
She was posted to the permanent mission to international organisations in Geneva in 2006, where she remained until her 2010 posting as Deputy Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. Returning to the embassy in Warsaw from 2014-’18, she was promoted to Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin prior to her 2022 arrival in Belgrade. Ambassador Konrad is a married mother of three children.