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Martin Kobler
Martin Kobler

Martin Kobler currently serves as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). He was appointed to this position by the Secretary-General on 11 August 2011. Prior to this appointment, Kobler was Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. A veteran in the German Foreign Service, Kobler had held several high-ranking positions, including as Director-General for Culture and Communication in Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as Ambassador of Germany to Iraq and Egypt.