Federal Minister Christian Schmidt

Function: 
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Germany

Since February 2014 Christian Schmidt has been the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture. Prior to this he served as Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (2013 – 2014) and as Federal Minister of Defence (2005 – 2013). Since 1990, Mr. Schmidt has been a member of the German Parliament and has served as a member of several Parliamentary Committees, e.g. the Defence Committee and the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development. Mr. Schmidt holds a degree in law from the Universities of Erlangen and Lausanne. He is also the Honorary President of the German Atlantic Society.