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Heiko Maas

Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection (SPD)

Heiko Maas, born in 1966, studied law at the University of Saarland and completed the state examinations in law. He was first elected to the Land parliament of Saarland in 1994. He became State Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Transport of Saarland in 1996, and subsequently served as Minister from 1998 to 1999. In 2012 he was appointed Minister of Economics, Labour, Energy and Transport of Saarland.


Personal information

  Born in 1966
  Catholic, married, two children
  Training and professional experience
1987 General higher-education entrance qualification
1988 Employee at Ford Werke in Saarlouis
1989 - 1993 Study of law at the University of Saarland, First State Examination
1996 Second State Examination
1996 - 1998 State Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Transport
1998 - 1999 Minister of Environment, Energy and Transport in Saarland
2012 - 2013 Minister of Economics, Labour, Energy and Transport; and Deputy
  Minister-President of Saarland
Since 17.12.2013 Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection
  Political and social functions
Since 1989 Member of the SPD
1994 - 1996 and since 1999 Member of the Land parliament
1999 - 2012 Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group
Since 2000 Chairman of the Saar SPD
Since 2001 Member of the SPD Executive Committee
2005 - 2006 Head of the “Modern Industrial Policy” Project Group of the
  SPD Executive Committee
2008 Head of the Employees’ Initiative of the SPD Executive Committee
2010 Head of the “Democracy and Freedom” Future Workshop of the
  SPD Executive Committee



(Photo: Frank Nürnberger)