Thomas Meister took up his position as Consul General in Houston in summer 2017. As Consul General, he is leading Germany’s engagement Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Mr. Meister’s priorities and responsibilities include developing and strengthening political ties between Germany and the consular district, enhancing trade and investment partnerships, cooperation in the field of culture, promoting science and innovation links and rendering consular assistance to the large number of German nationals who call this region their home.

As a career diplomat, Mr. Meister joined the German Federal Foreign Office in 1981. He served at German embassies in Australia, Uganda, Spain as well as Cultural Counsellor in New York and as Consul General in Recife (Brazil).