State Secretaries

The BMEL has a total of eight departments, known as directorates-general, which are headed by State Secretary Beate Kasch and which provide the minister with technical support.

Hans-Joachim Fuchtel and Uwe Feiler are the ministry’s Parliamentary State Secretaries. They were appointed by the Federal President at the proposal of the Federal Chancellor and facilitate the exchange of information between government and parliament. They represent the minister politically, in the German Bundestag, the Bundesrat and the parliamentary groups, and also represent her in certain technical areas.

Front of a BMEL building in Berlin
© Ursula Böhmer

Overview of topics

Hans-Joachim Fuchtel

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


Uwe Feiler

Born in Winsen/Luhe on 2 November 1965. Married, three children, protestant.


Beate Kasch

born in Leimersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate on 23 September 1959, married, 1 son.


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