Bettina Cadenbach is Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Security Policy at NATO. Previously she was Director for Security Policy and Deputy Political Director at the German Federal Foreign Office. Between 2015 and 2016 she worked as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia. She also held the office of Head of Common Security and Defence Policy Division at the German Foreign Ministry from 2012 to 2015. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Tehran, Iran.