Andreas Kleiser has worked in the field of international cooperation since 1995, initially as an executive officer in the General Secretariat of the Council of Europe.
He advised ICMP in 2001 on the establishment of the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and joined the organization as Senior Advisor in 2003. He led ICMP’s first disaster response operation, at the request of the Council of the European Union, to help the authorities in Thailand account for those who went missing in the 2004 South East Asian tsunami.
Andreas has negotiated numerous cooperation and other agreements between ICMP and intergovernmental and other organizations, as well as with governments of states where ICMP works, and he oversees ICMP’s assistance to domestic and international justice institutions, including, during its mandate, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff and in 2006 Director for Policy and Cooperation. Andreas obtained his law degrees from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and from the University of San Diego School of Law, California.