Hartmut Rank (born 1977) is Head of the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe with office in Bucharest/Romania since 2017. Prior to this assignment, he has been seconded by the German MFA to the OSCE Mission to Moldova. He has been working for GIZ in Ukraine as well as Attorney both in Germany and Ukraine. He has studied law in Leipzig, St. Petersburg, Potsdam and London as well as business administration in Liverpool and holds several degrees in these subjects. Mr Rank ist admitted to the Bar Association in Germany and is also trained Mediator in economic affairs as well as certified translator for Ukrainian and Russian languages. He has special expertise in European and Public International law, multilateral development politics, the OSCE and alternative dispute resolution. Special regional expertise in Eastern and South-East Europe as well as the post-Soviet space.