Ambassador Braun has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York since March 2014. In this position he is substantially responsible for the drafting and implementation of German foreign policy in UN contexts. From 2011 until 2014 Braun served as State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office. Prior to this he held the position of the Director-General for Management of the German Foreign Office.
Between 2005 and 2008 Braun had been responsible for Group policy and external relations of Siemens AG as the Corporate Senior Vice President.
Since 2008 Ambassador Braun was named Research Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Positions at national level included the head of the department of foreign-and security policy at the Federal Chancellery (2003-2005), the head of the parliament and cabinet division of the Federal Foreign Office (1994-1997) as well as the head of the Office of the former Federal Foreign Minister Genscher (1992-1994).
He further served as minister of the Embassy in Paris (2008-2009), led the political department of the Embassy in Washington (1997-2002), was ambassador in Burundi and held other positions in London and Beirut.
Following his A-levels Braun firstly completed a commercial apprenticeship at IBM Germany before studying economics and history in Tübingen and New York.