Claudia Schütt came to Boston in July 2009 and has served since then as Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New England. At the Consulate, she is responsible for Economics, Business promotion, Climate protection, Science and Public Relations.
After a vocational training in the apprenticed profession of General Business Administrator (Industriekauffrau) at Mercedes-Benz Headquarters in Stüttgart, she studied International Economics at Tuebingen, Lyon (France) and Münster Universities with scholarships from the European ERASMUS program and the German National Academic Foundation. After graduation, she worked as a Consultant with Kienbaum Management Consultants in Düsseldorf, focusing on efficiency promotion and introducing cost and activity accounting methods in the public sector.
In May 1999, she joined the German Foreign Service. After training in Germany, China and India, she served in Beijing, China (2001–2003) and in Kabul, Afghanistan (2003/4). From March 2004 through May 2008, she was in charge of international indebtedness and financial sanctions at the Foreign Ministry's Directorate General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, and later worked on renewable energy matters before coming to the US.