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Alexander Radwan

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Alexander Radwan
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1964-08-30) 30 August 1964 (age 59)
München, Bavaria, West Germany
Political party German:
Christian Social Union
European People's Party

Alexander Gamal Radwan (born 30 August 1964) is a German politician.


Early career[edit]

  • Since 1995: Lawyer
  • Since 1996: Employed in industry
  • Since 1998: Departmental manager of a company in the information and telecommunications sector

Political career[edit]

Career in local politics[edit]

  • 1989–1994: District Chairman of the Junge Union in Miesbach
  • 1994–1999: District Chairman of the Junge Union of Upper Bavaria
  • Member of local, district and regional executives of the CSU
  • District Chairman of the Upper Bavaria Small Business Union and Vice-Chairman for Bavaria
  • Member of the Miesbach District Council

Member of the European Parliament, 1999–2008[edit]

Between 1999 and 2008, Radwan was a Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, Member of the Bureau of the European People's Party and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

He was a substitute for the Committee on Legal Affairs and a vice-chair of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries. Between 2004 and 2008, he was the EPP parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic affairs.

Member of the Bavarian State Parliament, 2008–2013[edit]

In the 2008 Bavarian state elections, Radwan was elected to the Landtag of Bavaria. During his term in office, he served on the Committee on Budgetary and Finance Affairs as well as on the Committee on Federal and European Affairs. Within his parliamentary group, he was a member of the working group on defence policy.

In late 2012, Radwan and Ilse Aigner, who was about to leave national politics to run for state office, announced that they would switch electoral districts. As a consequence, Radwan took over Aigner’s district and ran for a seat in the Bundestag.[1]

Member of the German Bundestag, 2013–present[edit]

Radwan has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2013 federal elections. He has since been serving on the Finance Committee, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on the United Nations, International Organizations and Globalization. In addition, he is a member of the parliament’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.

As member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Radwan serves as his parliamentary group’s rapporteur on relations with the Middle East, the Maghreb and Sudan. On the Finance Committee, he is the group’s rapporteur on the Euro and the banking union.

In the negotiations to form a coalition government under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2017 federal elections, Radwan was part of the working group on foreign policy, led by Ursula von der Leyen, Gerd Müller and Sigmar Gabriel.

Other activities[edit]

After serving as Of counsel with the Munich office of law firm GSK Stockmann + Kollegen until 2015, Radwan and former finance minister Theo Waigel joined Waigel Rechtsanwälte in 2016.[2]

In addition to his legal practice, Radwan holds the following positions:

  • Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Member of the Administrative Council (since 2018)
  • German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG), Member of the Board
  • German-Mozambican Society, Member of the Advisory Board[3]
  • Kangaroo Group, Member[4]
  • Young Egyptian Economic Leaders (YEEL), Member of the Board of Trustees
  • German Red Cross (DRK), Member of the Presidium (until 2014)
  • University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Member of the Board of Trustees


  1. ^ Ulrike Heidenreich (3 December 2012), "Ich geh' halt nicht damit hausieren" Süddeutsche Zeitung.
  2. ^ Christin Nünemann (15 January 2016), Familiensache: Münchner GSK-Team macht sich selbstständig Juve.
  3. ^ Advisory Board German-Mozambican Society.
  4. ^ Members Kangaroo Group.

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