Svenja Schulze

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Portrait Svenja Schulze

Svenja Schulze is Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

(Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler)


CV

  • Born on 29 September 1968 in Düsseldorf.

  • 1988
    Abitur (university entrance qualification)

  • since 1988
    Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)

  • 1988 to 1996
    Studied German philology and political science in Bochum, master’s degree

  • 1993 to 1997
    Freelance advertising and PR work

  • 1993 to 1997
    NRW State Chair of the Young Socialists in the SPD

  • 1997 to 2000
    Member of the NRW State Parliament

  • 2000 to 2004
    Management consultant, focus on the public sector

  • 2004 to 2018
    Member of the NRW State Parliament

  • 2010 to 2017
    Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

  • 2017 to 2018
    Secretary General of the SPD in North Rhine-Westphalia

  • 2018 to 2021
    Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

  • since December 2021 
    Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development