Jörg Zimmermann

Jörg Zimmermann (born 1944, in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany) is a German diplomat, who currently serves as his country's Ambassador to New Zealand. He is also accredited as Ambassador to Fiji.


Zimmermann has been employed in the German Foreign Service since 1976, when he was appointed as the Economic Attaché at the German Embassy in Beijing, China. He subsequently served from 1981 to 1984 as Press and Cultural Attaché in Manila, Philippines. He was Assistant Head of the South East Asia Division of the Foreign Office from 1984 to 1987, Deputy Consul-General Osaka-Kobe, Japan, from 1987 to 1990, Deputy head of the East Asia Division of the Foreign Office from 1990 to 1994, Deputy Head of Mission to the German Embassy in Algiers, Algeria in 1994 and 1995, and Consul-General to Canton, China, from 1995 to 1997. He served as Head of the Foreign Affairs Department in the Office of the President of Germany from 1998 to 2001, and subsequently as Minister for Political Affairs at the German Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, from 2001 to 2005.

Zimmermann took up his present post of Ambassador to Wellington in October 2005. Accredited to Fiji, he duly presented his credentials to Acting President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi on 25 January 2006.

Personal life

Zimmermann is married, with two children.