Gerd Müller

Bundesentwicklungsminister Gerd Müller

Gerd Müller is Federal Development Minister. From 2005 onwards he held the post of Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Gerd Müller was born in 1955 in Krumbach in the Bavarian administrative district of Swabia.

(Photo : Bundesregierung/Kugler)


  • Born 25 August 1955 in Krumbach (Schwaben); married, two children

  • Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), military service, degree in Pedagogy and Political and Economic Sciences, state examination, diploma, PhD

  • 1978 - 1988
    Deputy Mayor and County Councillor

  • 1980 - 1989
    Principal in the Policy Division of the Bavarian Ministry of Economics, Deputy Press Officer of the Bavarian Ministry of Economics and Transport

  • 1987 - 1991
    Chair of the Bavarian Young Union

  • 1989 - 1994
    Member of the European Parliament

  • since 1993
    Deputy Chair of the CSU Schwaben District Association

  • since 1994
    Member of the German Bundestag

  • until November 2005
    Deputy Chair of the Bundestag group of CSU parliamentarians, spokesperson for foreign and European policy, among other things

  • 2005 - 2013
    Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

  • since 2009
    Honorary professor

  • since December 2013
    Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development