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State Secretary Gunther Adler

Portrait of Gunther Adler
Bundesregierung/Sandra Steins

Born 17 March 1963
in Leipzig, Saxony

Since April 2014State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
2012 to 2014State Secretary at the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and Transport of North Rhine-Westphalia
2009 to 2012Head of the External Economic Relations Division at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
2008 to 2009Head of the Political Planning Division and Planning Officer at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
2004 to 2008Head of the Office of the Executive Committee of the SPD
1999 to 2004 Member of the Personal Office Staff of the Federal President, Office of the Federal President, Berlin
1998 to 1999Research analyst for former Minister-President Dr. Dr. h.c. Johannes Rau
1992 to 1994Worked for Dr. Hans-Jochen Vogel, Member of the German Bundestag, as part of his Bundestag staff
March 1989Escape from the GDR
1981 to 1986Internships and jobs in the field of nursing and medicine


1990 to 1997Studied political science, sociology and constitutional law at the University of Bonn, Degree: Magister Artium
1989 to 1990Studied medicine at the University of Cologne
1986 to 1988Studied medicine at Leipzig University
1981Received higher education entrance qualification from the Erweiterte Thomas-Oberschule Leipzig


  • "Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie" - an association "Against Forgetting - For Democracy"
  • German-Israeli Association
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Johannes Rau research community
  • Chairman of the board of trustees at the Federal Foundation of Baukultur
  • Curatorium of the foundation Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • Supervisory Board of ÖPP Deutschland GmbH