Germany’s top spy to be appointed as coordinator of EU intelligence center

A source at Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) on Friday confirmed to The Jerusalem Post the appointment of Germany’s top spy Gerhard Konrad to coordinate the European intelligence agencies.

Konrad oversaw the foreign intelligence section of the BND and has worked since 1990 for the agency.

Gerhard Konrad (born 1954) is an agent of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND), the foreign intelligence agency of Germany, and one its foremost experts on the Arab world. A fluent Arabic speaker, he was bureau chief of the BND’s Damascus office from 1998 to 2002.[1] He holds a doctorate of Islamic studies. His wife also works as a BND agent.