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Vice President Tiesler

Porträt des Vizepräsidenten Ralph Tiesler

Ralph Tiesler has been the Vice President of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) since 1 October 2016.

Having first completed an apprenticeship in insurance, he studied law in Cologne and then served his preparation period (Referendariat) in Aachen in 1992, where he worked in the deployments division of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief.

He became head of division for "Deployments abroad and international matters" in 1995. In 2000 he was seconded as an advisor to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), where his functions included working in the division responsible for Civil Defence, NATO Matters, Disaster Prevention, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, Humanitarian Aid and Warning Matters.

Ralph Tiesler worked from 2002 onwards in the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) as head of Directorate I with responsibility for Crisis Management. He became the Office’s Vice President in 2009.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, he established and ran the coordination office for the allocation of refugees (KoSt-FV Bund) in Munich from mid-September to the end of October 2015.

Mr Tiesler transferred to the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin for six months in January 2016, where he headed the Task Force on Coordinating the Admission of Refugees and Asylum Applicants (KFA Task Force).

Ralph Tiesler was born in Neuss in 1959.

Date 11 October 2016

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