Olaf Scholz

Federal Minister of Finance

Portraits des Parteivorstands der SPD am 04.12.2011 in Berlin

Olaf Scholz is Federal Minister of Finance. Prior to that he was First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Born in the state of Lower Saxony, Olaf Scholz headed the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs from 2007 to 2009.

(Photo: Dominik Butzmann)

CV

  • Born on 14 June 1958 in Osnabrück; married

  • 1977
    Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), Gymnasium Heegen, Hamburg-Rahlstedt

  • 1978 - 1985
    Studied law

  • since 1985
    Lawyer

  • 1998 - 2001
    Member of the German Bundestag

  • May 2001 - October 2001
    Interior Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • 2002 - 2011
    Member of the German Bundestag

  • 2005 - 2007
    First Parliamentary Secretary of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

  • 2007 - 2009
    Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

  • 2009 - 2011
    Vice Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

  • 2011 - 2018
    First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • since February 2018
    Acting Chairman of the SPD

  • since March 2018
    Federal Minister of Finance

Federal Minister of Finance

Berlin office
Wilhelmstraße 97
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 18 682-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 18 682-4248

Bonn office
Am Propsthof 78a
53121 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 30 18 682-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 18 682-4420

Website of the Federal Ministry of Finance