Sylvia Löhrmann

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Sylvia Löhrmann
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Sylvia Löhrmann in January 2010
Deputy Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
14 July 2010 – 2017
Succeeded byAndreas Pinkwart
State Minister of School and Further Education of North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
14 July 2010 – 2017
Preceded byBarbara Sommer
Succeeded byYvonne Gebauer
Personal details
Born (1957-03-01) 1 March 1957 (age 65)
Essen, West Germany
Political partyGreen Party

Sylvia Löhrmann (born 1 March 1957, Essen, Germany) is a German politician of the Green Party.

Education and early career[edit]

Löhrmann studied German and English from 1975-1981 at the Ruhr University Bochum and later worked as a teacher.[1]

Political career[edit]

Löhrmann is a member of the Green Party, and since 1995 an elected member of the parliament of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia. Since July 15, 2010 she has served as Deputy Minister-President and Minister of Schools and Education in the incumbent state-government under the leadership of Minister-President Hannelore Kraft. As one of the state’s representatives at the Bundesrat, she is a member of the Committee on Cultural Affairs.

On 25 March 2015, Löhrmann spoke at the memorial for 16 schoolchildren and two teachers of Joseph-König-Gymnasium who all died in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525.[2]

Löhrmann was a Green Party delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2017.[3]

Following the Green Party’s defeat in the 2017 state elections, Löhrmann was no longer a member of the state government and also resigned her parliamentary seat.[4][5] In 2020, she was appointed secretary general of "321–2021: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany".[6]

Other activities[edit]

Corporate boards[edit]

  • Stadt-Sparkasse Solingen, Member of the Supervisory Board[7]
  • NRW.BANK, Member of the Guarantors' Meeting (2010–2017)

Non-profit organizations[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Sylvia Löhrmann at Wikimedia Commons