Vita

Employment history

Managing Director

10/2015
  • Managing Director

Deutsche Strategie- und Kommunikationsberatung GmbH, Kronshagen

GEWOS Institut für Stadt-, Regional-, und Wohnforschung GmbH, Hamburg

06/2015 Jost de Jager Consulting GmbH, Managing Partner

Independant Senior Advisor

Since 10/2013
  • KPMG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft AG, Hamburg
    Advising KPMG on strategies in the public sector; in esp. for local governments, infrastructur financing and maritime industry
    Cooperating with the KPMG EU Office, Brussels
  • Rochus Mummert Healthcare Consulting GmbH, Hamburg
    Recruitment projects and strategy consulting in the public sector and for public and private companies in the healthcare business
    Survey “Management of Public Investments”
    Moderating processes of citizen participation for public investments.
09/2011 - 01/2013
  • Chairman of the CDU (Christian Democratic Party) Schleswig Holstein and prime ministerial candidate for the Schleswig-Holstein state election in 2012

Member of the CDU Deutschland’s National Committee

Minister of Economic Affairs, Science and Transport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

10/2009 - 06/2012
  • Chairman of the German Conference of Economic Ministers (Wirtschaftsministerkonferenz)
  • Responsibility for HSH Nordbank, negotiations with the European Commission in Brussels regarding the business model during the EU State Aid Proceedings
  • Conceptual design and management of an enquiry of commercial interest for the constructual masterplan for the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) facilities in Kiel and Lübeck amounting 500 M Euro and initiation of procurement proceedings
  • Lead management in the development of governmental guidelines for the state’s energy policy with a main focus on expanding renewable energies, development of Heligoland’s port into a service station for three offshore windfarms in the North Sea
  • Responsibility for the development of the state’s transport infrastructure; particularly for the large-scale projects Fixed Fehmarn Belt Link and A20 (Autobahn 20)
  • Supervisory Board member of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg Airport)
  • Leading economic delegations to China, the United States, and the United Arabic Emirates

State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Science and Transport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

04/2005 - 10/2009
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Initiation of the UKSH’s economic rehabilitation
  • Chairman of the Foundation Boards of IFM-GEOMAR and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Member of the German Conference of Education Ministers (Kultusministerkonferenz), member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) and member of the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz)
  • Responsibility for energy and technology policy, particularly for the Maritime Cluster and for Norgenta, the joint Life Science Cluster with the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Member of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament

1996 - 2005
  • Vice chairman of the CDU Parliamentary Group in Schleswig-Holstein, Spokesperson for Higher Education Policy, Education Policy, and European Policy
1994 - 1996
  • Journalistic Traineeship
10/2009 - 06/2012
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Economic Symposium of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy             
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Denker&Wulf AG
  • Member of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
  • Honorary Knight of the Johanniterorden (Order of Saint John)

Chairman of the CDU (Christian Democratic Party) Schleswig Holstein and prime ministerial candidate for the Schleswig-Holstein state election in 2012

09/2011 - 01/2013
  • Member of the CDU Deutschland’s National Committee

Education and Qualifications

Academic studies

1987 - 1994

History, Political Science and Anglistics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Degree: Magister Artium (M.A.)

1986 - 1987
  • Military Service in the German Navy
1985
  • Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife (university entrance exam), Gymnasium Kronshagen, Germany

Experience Abroad

2002
  • Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund, Washington, D.C., United States

 

1990 - 1991
  • Academic Studies in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Memberships

10/2009 - 06/2012
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Economic Symposium of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy             
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Denker&Wulf AG
  • Member of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
  • Honorary Knight of the Johanniterorden (Order of Saint John)