Christian Berger currently holds the position of Head of EU Delegation to Egypt (as of 1
In previous positions he served in 1986 as operatio Ambassador Christian Berger ns officer with the Austrian UNPeacekeeping Battalion on the Golan (UNDOF), from 1989 to 1994 worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza and Jerusalem; from 1994 to 1996 at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
In 1997 he joined the European institutions in Brussels.
Until 1999 he worked at the Committee of the Regions, and as of 1999 with the European Commission (DG RELEX) where he was responsible for relations with Syria; from 2001 Political Advisor on Middle Eastern issues; from 2005 to 2006 EU-Representative to the Middle East Quartet Special Envoy (James Wolfensohn); from 2006 to 2008 Head of Crisis Response & Peacebuilding; from 2008 to 2011 EU Representative / Head of Delegation in Jerusalem; from 2011 to 2016 Director/Deputy Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa in the European External Action Service, and from 2016 to 2020 as Head of EU Delegation to Turkey.
Christian Berger is Austrian citizen; is married with two children; and he holds degrees in law from the Universities of Vienna and London.