|Member of the Bundestag|
11 July 1973 |
Trier, West Germany
|Political party|| German:
Social Democratic Party
Party of European Socialists
|Alma mater||University of Tübingen|
Early life and education
After his Abitur at Eduard Spranger School, Filderstadt, in 1993, Schmid studied law at the University of Tübingen. He worked as a lawyer, and in 2006 he received his doctorate (summa cum laude) (under the supervision of Ferdinand Kirchhof) from Tübingen University. But then he gave up his professional career in favour of politics.
Schmid joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1991 - and in 1993 he was already elected chairman of the Esslingen district of the Young Socialists in the SPD, becoming deputy chairman of the Young Socialists of Baden-Württemberg in 1996. In 1997 Schmid was elected as a member of Baden-Württemberg's state parliament. There he gradually developed into his party's main speaker on financial affairs.
Schmid was elected deputy leader of the Social Democratic MPs in the Baden-Württemberg parliament, and, in 2009, he became the leader of his party in that state (after winning a poll among its members).
Deputy Minister-President, 2011–2016
After the 2011 state elections, lying only one parliamental seat behind the Greens, Schmid became Deputy Minister-President as well as Minister of Financial and Economic Affairs in the government of Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann of Baden-Württemberg. In this capacity, he was also a member of the German-French Friendship Group set up by the German Bundesrat and the French Senate as well as of the German-Russian Friendship Group set up in cooperation with the Russian Federation Council.
In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition following the 2013 federal elections, Schmid was part of the SPD delegation in the working group on economic policy, led by Ilse Aigner and Hubertus Heil.
Following his party’s loss in the 2016 state elections, Schmid’s term in government ended in May 2016; he was succeeded by Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. Later that year, he announced that he would run in the 2017 national elections.
Member of the German Bundestag, 2017–present
Schmid has been a member of the German Bundestag since September 2017. He serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
- Baden-Württemberg International, Ex-Officio Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2011-2016)
- L-Bank, Ex-Officio Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2011-2016)
- Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2011-2016)
- EnBW, Member of the Supervisory Board (2011-2016)
- KfW, Member of the Supervisory Board (2011-2016)
- Carlo Schmid Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
- Phi Delta Phi – Richard von Weizsäcker Inn Tübingen, Honorary Member
- Vereinigung Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse, Member of the Board of Trustees
- Turkey: Culture of Change Initiative (TCCI), Member of the Advisory Board
- Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Member of the Supervisory Board (2011-2016)
- Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Member of the Board of Trustees (2003-2011)
- Akademie Schloss Solitude, Member of the Board of Trustees (2007-2011)
- "Nils Schmid: Der Anti-Mappus - Nils Schmid - FOCUS Online - Nachrichten". Focus.de. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "Werdegang - Nils Schmid - Minister für Finanzen und Wirtschaft | Landesvorsitzender der SPD-Baden-Württemberg | MdL für Reutlingen". Nils-schmid.de. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- Thomas Maron (September 29, 2016), Nils Schmid auf dem Weg in den Bundestag Stuttgarter Zeitung.
- Advisory Board Turkey: Culture of Change Initiative (TCCI).
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