Armin Laschet

Πρωθυπουργός Βόρειας Ρηνανίας - Βεστφαλίας

Prime Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
born on 1961 in Aachen 
Career
•    1981: Abitur
•    1981 to 1987: Studied law and political science at the universities of Munich and Bonn. First state examination in law in 1987
•    1987 to 1994: Training as a journalist. Worked as a freelance journalist for Bavarian radio stations and Bavarian television. Scientific advisor to the President of the German Bundestag.
•    1994 to 1998: Member of the German Bundestag
•    1995 to 1999: Publishing director and managing director of Einhard-Verlags GmbH
•    1999 to 2005: Member of the European Parliament
•    2005 to 2010: Minister for Generations, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, from 2010 also Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media.
•    Since 2010: Member of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia
•    Since 2012: Chairman of the CDU state association in North Rhine-Westphalia and deputy chairman of the CDU in Germany
•    2013 to 2017: Chairman of the CDU parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia
•    Since June 27, 2017: Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia
Memberships
•    Member of the CDU since 1979
•    Since 2000: Member of the Executive Committee of the European People's Party (EPP) 1989 to 2004: Councilor of the City of Aachen
•    Member of the board of directors for the award of the International Charlemagne Prize in Aachen
•    Member of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
•    Member of the European Academy of Science and the Arts, Salzburg
Other committees / associations
•    Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, Essen; Member of the Board of Trustees (honorary)
•    Bonn Academy for Research and Teaching of Practical Politics GmbH, Bonn; Member of the Board of Trustees (honorary)
•    Campus Symposium, BiTS Business and Information Technology School GmbH, Iserlohn; Member of the advisory board (honorary)
•    German Children and Youth Foundation gGmbH, Berlin; Member of the Board of Trustees (honorary)
•    KlimaEXPO.NRW, Expo progress motor Klimaschutz GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office)
•    RAG Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees (qua office)
•    Deutsches Museum (German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology), Munich; Member of the Board of Trustees (qua office)
•    North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Düsseldorf; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office)
•    Atlantik-Brücke eV, Berlin; member
•    German Society for the United Nations eV, Berlin; Member of the Presidium (honorary)
•    European Academy of Science and the Arts, Salzburg; member
•    Exposure and Dialogue Programs eV, Bonn; Spokesman for the Board of Trustees (honorary)
•    Society for the award of the International Charlemagne Prize in Aachen eV, Aachen; Member of the Board of Directors (honorary)
•    Heinz Kühn Foundation, Düsseldorf, Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office)
•    CHALLENGE FUTURE, Bochum; Member of the Board of Trustees (honorary)
•    Konrad Adenauer Foundation eV, Sankt Augustin; member
•  Konrad Adenauer Foundation eV, Sankt Augustin; Member of the planning committee (honorary) 
•  Art Foundation NRW, Düsseldorf; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office) 
•  North Rhine-Westphalian Foundation for Nature Conservation, Heritage and Cultural Preservation (NRW Foundation), Düsseldorf; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office) 
•  North Rhine-Westphalian Foundation for the Promotion of Young Talent in Competitive Sport - Sportstiftung NRW, Cologne; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office) 
•  "Development and Peace" Foundation, Bonn; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (honorary) 
•  Foundation “Art Collection North Rhine-Westphalia”, Düsseldorf; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office) 
•  Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation, van der Grinten collection, Josef Beys Archive, Bedburg-Hau; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office) 
•  Environment and Development Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia, Bonn; Chairman of the Board of Trustees (qua office) 
•  Foundation: Education! Eğitim !, Würselen; Member of the Board of Trustees (honorary) 
•  Turkish-German students and academics platform, Cologne; Member of the Advisory Board (honorary)