Hubertus Heil

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Bundesarbeitsminister Hubertus Heil.

Hubertus Heil is Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. Born in 1972 in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, he was Vice Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag until his appointment. He has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 1998.

(Photo: Susie Knoll)

CV

  • Born on 3 November 1972 in Hildesheim; married, two children

  • 1988
    Joined the SPD

  • 1992
    Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), Gymnasium am Silberkamp, Peine

  • 1992 - 1993
    Civilian service, Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (association of non-profit social welfare organisations), Peine

  • 1995 - 2006
    Studied political sciences and sociology at the University of Potsdam. Awarded degree by the University of Hagen, distance education university

  • since 1998
    Member of the German Bundestag

  • 2005 - 2009
    Secretary General of the SPD

  • since December 2009
    Chairman of the District SPD, Braunschweig

  • since 2011
    Member of the SPD Federal Executive

  • 2009 – 2017
    Vice Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

  • June 2017 – December 2017
    Secretary General of the SPD

  • 2017 -2018
    Vice Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

  • since March 2018
    Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs