Before being appointed Ambassador to the Netherlands in 2016, Ambassador Brengelmann served as Special Representative for Cyber Foreign Policy at the Federal Foreign Office and then as Germany’s Ambassador to Brazil. From 2010 to 2013 he was NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, where he advised the Secretary General on political issues, including NATO’s partnership relations and interaction with other international organizations.
Ambassador Brengelmann joined the German Foreign Service in 1984. He served as the Private Secretary of Jürgen Möllemann, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, and then became Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Port-au-Prince. He subsequently served as Political Counsellor at the German Embassy in London, Deputy European Correspondent in the Federal Foreign Office, and Political Counsellor at the German Embassy in Washington DC.
Ambassador Brengelmann has been an ICMP Commissioner since May 2019.