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Start of mandate:
Last name:
First name:
Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Date Name of document MEP's vote Policy area MEP's vote
Date Name of document MEP's vote Loyal / Rebel to political group Policy area MEP's vote

Parliamentary activities

Participation in roll-call votes:
3223 out of 3259 votes
Ranking: 239th
Loyalty to political group:
3083 out of 3223 votes
Ranking: 285th
Loyalty to national party:
3115 out of 3221 votes
Ranking: 669th

Curriculum vitae

  • Education

  • 1989-1994 - Project leader, Troje business and municipality consultancy, Hannoversch Münden
  • 1994-2004 - Chamber of Trade and Industry, Osnabrück (business manager)
  • 1995-2004 - Lecturer at the University of Osnabrück
  • 2004-... - Member of the European Parliament
  • 2013-... - Lecturer at the University of Münster (summer semester only)
  • Professional career

  • 1989 - Geographer
  • 2004 - Doctor of economic geography, specialising in changes in location factors
  • Political career

  • Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 1998-2005 - Vice-Chair, Lower Saxony Industrial Safety Association
  • 2007 - Member, CDU regional executive, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2010 - District Vice-Chair, Steinfurt CDU
  • 2010 - Chair, Europe Committee, MIT Germany
  • 2017 - Board Member, Institute for Mining and Energy Law, Ruhr University, Bochum
  • Offices held in regional government bodies
  • 2004 - Vice-Chair, German and European Policy Education Institute (DEPB), North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2007 - Board Member, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
  • 2016 - Member, Standing Committee for Political Responsibility of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia
  • Offices held in the EU institutions
  • 2012 - Chair, parliamentary working group on SMEs of the CDU/CSU group in the European Parliament
  • 2014 - Spokesman of the SME Circle of the PPE Group in the European Parliament
  • 2017 - Parliamentary business manager of the CDU/CSU group in the European Parliament