World Border Security Congress

Michael GAUL

Michael GAUL

Senior Advisor (Strategy & Projects)

Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO


Since 2011, Michal Gaul has assumed the role of Senior Advisor, Strategy and Projects, in NATO´s Emerging Security Challenges Division and is responsible for the management, implementation and modernization of the Alliances largest partnership cooperation programme, the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Since 2016 he furthermore acts as Chairman of the Partnership for Peace Consortium Emerging Security Challenges Working Group.

Prior this function, he held various positions at NATO Headquarters, including the position of the Chairman of the NATO Budget Committees and Head of the Defence and Security Economics Directorate in the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division.  Mr. Gaul reported directly to the North Atlantic Council and the NATO Secretary General and provided advice on budgetary and managerial matters.

From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Gaul was Deputy Head of Section at the Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO, where he dealt with NATO-wide financial policy, budgetary, economic and management issues. In his previous capacity, he worked as Senior Official at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, where he was in charge of management administration and privatization of state-owned enterprises and of managing the German technical assistance program on providing support to the transition countries in Eastern and South Eastern Europe on economic reform, management and privatization.

Mr. Gaul graduated with a degree in Law Studies from the University in Mainz, Germany, where he obtained his Second State (Bar) Examination in Law.