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State Secretary Michael Güntner
State Secretary Michael Güntner

Source: BMDV

Born in Fulda on 19 June 1973, married, two kids

Educational/academic background

School-leaving certificate, Freiherr-vom-Stein High School in Fulda

1992 – 1994
Trained as a bank clerk

1993 – 2000
Worked as a voluntary worker at the district of Fulda’s disaster control service

1994 – 1995
Studied business administration at Passau University

1995 – 1997
Studied law at Passau University

1997 – 1999
Studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn

First state examination in law in Cologne

2000 – 2002
Research assistant at the Institute of Public Law at the University of Bonn

Second state examination in law in Koblenz and awarded a doctorate in law by the University of Bonn

2003 – 2004
Postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, Magister Juris (MJur)

Professional background

2004 – 2005
Assistant Head of Division at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Division for Civil Protection

Private Secretary to the Secretary General of the German CDU

2005 – 2012
Head of the Office of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group Leader

2012 – 2014
Director at the Central Services Directorate-General of the Federal Ministry of the Interior

2014 – 2019
Head of Central Administration for the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

Since March 2019
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure