Member of the German Bundestag Chairman of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development Federal Minister ret.
Degree in business administration, master miller, former Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development Born in Munich on 10 February 1954. Roman Catholic. Married, four children. Obtained Abitur at the Staatliches Landschulheim Marquartstein (High School). Studied business administration at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Graduated with a degree in business administration in 1979. Awarded a doctorate in governance and public policy in 1985. Passed the master craftsman’s examination in 1980. Entrepreneur. Joined the CSU-Party (Christian Social Union) in 1973. Deputy chairman of the CSU. Member of Traunreut town council from 1978 to 1991. Member of Traunstein district council since 1984. Member of the German Bundestag since 1990. Chief Whip of the CSU parliamentary group from 1998 to 2005. Leader of the CSU parliamentary group from 2005 to 2009. Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development from 2009 to 2013. Chairman of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy from 2014 to 2018. Currently: Chairman of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development since January 2018. President of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V. (Ghorfa) since June 2014.