Christian Ehler

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Christian Ehler
Christian Ehler.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
20 July 2004
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born Jan Christian Ehler
(1963-08-17) 17 August 1963 (age 53)
Berlin, Germany
Political party  German
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
Alma mater University of Berlin

Jan Christian Ehler (born 17 August 1963) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.[1]

Curriculum vitae[edit]

Managing Director, Biotech GmbH - biotechnology centre Hennigsdorf (since 2000) Managing director, Projektgesellschaft Bahnerprobungs- und Technologiezentrum (special testing and technology company) Berlin/Brandenburg GmbH (GBT) (1998–2000) Member of staff, project head and subsequently Managing Director of the Aigner group of companies (1992–1997) Assistant to the managing director, ddp/ADN (1990–1991)

1992/1993 PhD of political science in the field of the "US commercial policy" at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 1986-1991 Studies in the field of journalism, political science and macroeconomics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) Traineeship at the German Journalist School Munich 1989/1990 Studies in the field of macroeconomics at the American University Washington D.C., research associate for the Committee on Financial Affairs of the US - Congress 1984 Abitur (Diploma) at the public school Marquartstein Bavaria

Member of the Brandenburg Regional Parliament from 1999 until 2004[edit]

  • CDU Group, Member
  • Industry and technology spokesman for the CDU Group in the Regional Parliament
  • Committee on Economic Affairs, Member
  • Committee on European Affairs and Development Policies, Member
  • Committee on Budgetary and Financial Affairs, Substitute
  • Enquiry Board 3/1 "Airport BBI" (April 2000-June 2003), Member
  • Enquiry Board 3/3 "Chip-Factory Frankfurt Oder" (December 2003-August 2004), Member

Member of the European Parliament since 2004[edit]

  • Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats, Member of the Bureau
  • Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), Vice-Chair
  • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Member
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), Substitute
  • Delegation for relations with the United States, Member
  • Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula, Substitute
  • Chair Intergroup "Creative Industries"

Political memberships[edit]

  • MIT, Germany (October 2003-November 2007), Federal Vice-Chairman
  • CDU Regional Executive Board, Brandenburg (since Mai 2003), Member
  • Executive Board of the EPP Small and Medium Entrepreneurs' Union, Brussels (March 2003- Mai 2007), Member
  • CDU District Executive Board, Oberhavel (since December 2001), Member
  • CDU small businesses association (MIT), Brandenburg (since November 2000), Regional Chairman

Other activities[edit]

  • Atlantik-Brücke, Member
  • Cyber-Security Council Germany, Associate Member
  • European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF), Member (since September 2007)
  • European Security Research Advisory Board (ESRAB), Member (until December 2006)
  • German European Security Association (GESA), Member of the Advisory Board
  • International Society for Human Rights (IGFM), Member of the Godparenthood Program for Political Prisoners in Cuba
  • Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Member of the Advisory Board
  • lit:potsdam Literature Festival, Member of the Board


  1. ^ European parliament website

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