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Hubertus Heil

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Hubertus Heil

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Born on 3 November 1972 in Hildesheim, Protestant, married with two children, political scientist

Education and professional career

  • University entrance qualification (Abitur), Gymnasium am Silberkamp, Peine
  • Civilian service, Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (non-governmental welfare association), Peine
  • Studies of political science and sociology at the University of Potsdam, graduation at Fernuniversität Hagen (distance education university Hagen)

Political career

  • Since March 2018: Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Since December 2017: Deputy chairman of the SPD parliamentary group
  • June to December 2017: Secretary-General of the SPD
  • Since December 2011: Member of the SPD executive committee
  • Since December 2009: Chairman of the SPD district Braunschweig
  • October 2009 to June 2017: Deputy chairman of the SPD parliamentary group
  • 2005 to 2009: Secretary-General of the SPD
  • 2001 to 2007: Deputy chairman of the SPD district Braunschweig
  • 2001 to 2007: Deputy chairman of the SPD sub-district Peine
  • Since 1998: Member of the German Bundestag, directly elected for the Gifhorn-Peine constituency
  • 1988: Became member of the SPD

Other Functions

  • Supervisory board, Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau KfW (Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors)
  • Leibniz Association (Member of the Senate)
  • Fernuniversität Hagen (Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council)
  • Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (Member of the Executive Committee)
  • Berliner Republik magazine, publisher
  • General Assembly of the Society of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Memberships and associations

  • German-Chinese Dialogue Forum
  • Economic Forum of the SPD
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • IG Metall
  • Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO)
  • VfB Peine
  • TSV Bildung Peine e.V.
  • Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Peine
  • Citizens group "Wir sind für Euch da"
  • Förderverein Hallenbad Mehrum
  • Klaus-Dieter Arndt-Stiftung e.V.
  • NSFOL Naturschwimmbad Lengede
  • Freudeskreis Jugendwerkstatt e.V. Gifhorn
  • Wittinger Tafel e.V. Wittingen
  • Querweg e.V.

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