Thomas Schieb earned his Masters’ degree in macroeconomics at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and then gained a diploma from the Diplomatic Academy in Bonn.
From 1992 to 1994 he was a correspondent at the Special Staff of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bosnia, and in 1996 served as the second secretary of the German Embassy in Sarajevo.
From 1996 to 1998 he was the first secretary in the Department of Culture and Media at the embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and then, until 1999, served as a correspondent for South Africa in Bonn.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr Schieb held the position of a correspondent of the Department for Basic Issues of Defence and Security Policy in Berlin, and then, until 2005, served as an advisor to the Political Department of the Permanent Mission to the EU in Brussels.
From 2005 to 2009 he held the function of deputy chief of the EU Department in Berlin, and then, until 2011, as spokesman of the Embassy of Germany in London, UK.
For the next three years, until 2014, Mr Schieb was Chief of the Department for the EU at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin.
He arrives in Serbia from the position of the envoy and political coordinator at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, U.S.