Ambassador Boris Ruge is vice chairman of the Munich Security Conference. He previously served as Director for Middle East/North Africa in the Foreign Office in Berlin, as German Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and as Deputy Ambassador to the US. Having joined the Foreign Service in 1989, much of Ambassador Ruge’s career has been focused on security policy. He worked at NATO Headquarters in Brussels during the Kosovo air campaign and later served as chief political advisor to two successive Commanders of the Kosovo Force. Ambassador Ruge also served as Head of the Political Department at the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins SAIS.