Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte
Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte was born 1962 in Bonn/Germany. From 1963 to 1968 she lived with her family in New Delhi and from 1970 to 1974 in Bangkok. She holds a PhD from the University of Bonn majoring in comparative literature, art history and Germanic studies. She has been involved with Goethe-Institut since 1991 in various capacities in Moscow, Bangkok and Munich. From 2008 to 2013 she was the director of the Goethe-Institut South Africa in Johannesburg and director for sub-Saharan Africa, coordinating the Goethe-Institutes in the region. In November 2013 she took over the position as the regional director of the Goethe-Institutes in South America. She lives and works in Sao Paulo.