Dr. Gerd Müller has been Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development since December 2013. From 2005 to 2013, he was Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture. In this position, he was responsible, among other things, for international relations, development projects and world food affairs.
He has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 1994, representing the constituency of Oberallgäu/Kempten/Lindau. Dr. Müller has been member of the EU, Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees of the German Bundestag and spokesman of the group of parliamentarians from the CSU in the German Bundestag for foreign affairs, European policy and development policy.
From 1989 to 1994 he was Member of the European Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU group.
Prior to this he was also Deputy Head of the Office for Foreign Relations of the Hanns Seidel Foundation as well as Policy officer at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Dr. Gerd Müller has a Master’s Degree in Business Education. He is married and has two children.