Hans-Joachim Fuchtel

Parliamentary State Secretary

Born in Sulz am Neckar on 13 February 1952, divorced, four children, protestant.

Education and professional history

Primary school in Eutingen im Gäu
Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) in Nagold
Degree in law and economics at
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
1979/80 Second State Examination in Law
subsequentlyworked in the senior civil service of the federal state of Baden Württemberg
up to 2009Lawyer in Nagold

Political career

1975 - 1987Member of the Altensteig town council
1979 - 2009Member of the Calw district council (until his appointment as Parliamentary State Secretary)
1980 - 1985First deputy mayor of the town of Altensteig (honorary)
1986Civil servant in the state parliament; seconded to the CDU parliamentary group in the state parliament to act as parliamentary advisor to Mr Erwin Teufel, chairman of the parliamentary group
since 1987Member of the German Bundestag
1991 - 2009Member of the German delegation of eight to the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU); from 2008 - 2009 Internal Auditor for the IPU budget and rapporteur on climate change, sustainable development models and renewable energy for the second IPU Standing Committee
1994 - 2009Member of the Budget Committee, CDU/CSU rapporteur for the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
1998 - 2009Member of the Commission for the Use of New Information and Communications Technologies and Media set up by the Council of Elders of the German Parliament
1998 - 2009Deputy chairman of the Auditing Committee and speaker for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Auditing Committee; rapporteur for the Federal Foreign Office
2005 - 2009Spokesperson for the members of the German Parliament appointed to act as Secretaries
up to 2009Deputy member of the Parliamentary Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development
up to 2009Member of the ZFdG Panel (panel set up under Section 23c (8) of the Customs Investigation Service Act)
up to 2013Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
since 2011Delegate for the Greek-German Assembly
2013 - 2018Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
since 2018Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
2019Commissioner-General for the German contribution to the 2019 International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing from 29 April 2019 to 7 October 2019

Career within the CDU

1968Member of Junge Union (JU), the youth section of the CDU
1969 - 1974Chairman of the county association of JU Calw
1969Member of the CDU
1969 - 1973Press spokesman of the CDU county association Calw
1971 - 1987Delegate to the CDU federal party conference
1973 - 1987Deputy chairman of the of the CDU in Calw
1974 - 1979Member of the German Council of JU Deutschland
1973 - 1982Member of the state executive committee of Junge Union (JU) Baden-Württemberg, deputy chair of JU Baden-Württemberg for several years
1987Following his election to the German Bundestag, relinquishing of all-party posts

Positions in associations and foundations

Chair of the Calw district brass and woodwind association (34 local associations with more than 2,350 active members)
Member of the "Freunde der Bauwagen Kreis Calw e. V."
Member of the board of the International Forum Bad Liebenzell e. V., Bad Liebenzell (honorary)
Honorary president of THW-Bundesvereinigung e. V. (German association for the Federal Agency for Technical Relief)
up to 2009Member of the board of Helfende Hände e. V.
1998 - 2010President of THW-Bundesvereinigung e. V. Deutschland (German association for the Federal Agency for Technical Relief - 70,000 members)
up to 2010Member of the board of the THW Foundation
2007Awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

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