Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Civil status



Roman Catholic


Vocational Baccalaureate; Dipl. Engineer in (FH) Physical Technology at the Munich University of Applied Science

Military Service

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Professional career

Founder of two firms in the field of environmental management, quality management and occupational safety

Political career

2022: Election as EPP President

2019: Re-election as Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

2018: Election as EPP lead candidate for the European elections 2019

2014 – Present: Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (

2009 – 2014: Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

2006 – 2009: Home Affairs Spokesman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament; Member of the Bureau

2004 – Present: Member of the European Parliament, (; former substitute Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Regional Development

2002 – 2004: Member of the Bavarian State Parliament / Bayerischer Landtag (

2002 – Present: Member of Kelheim District Council (

2015 – Present: Vice-President of the CSU Party (; Member of the Bureau (since 2009); and the Executive (since 2003)

2009 – 2014: Chairman of the CSU Committee on the Future of Bavaria (

2008 – 2016: CSU District Chair in Lower Bavaria (

2003 – 2007: Chairman of the Junge Union Bayern (Youth Section of the CSU) (


Voluntary Work

Member of the Central Committee of Catholics in Germany  (

Member of the State Committee of Catholics in Bavaria  (

Chairman of the Friends of Rohr Benedictine Abbey  (

Chairman of the Munich European Conference (

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