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Katja Hessel, Member of the German Bundestag

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance

Portrait of Katja Hessel BildVergroessern
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance / Photothek

Born in Nuremberg on 5 May 1972

YearEducation and professional career

1991

Graduated from secondary school (Johannes-Scharrer-Gymnasium) in Nuremberg

1991–1996

Studied law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

1998

Second state examination in law
1999–presentLawyer
Member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
2002–presentTax advisor

2002–2007

Member of the Nürnberger Land district council

2008–2013

Member of the Bavarian State Parliament
Member of the Bavarian state government as state secretary for economic affairs, infrastructure, transport and technology

2017–present

Member of the German Bundestag

2017–2021

Member of the Bundestag’s finance committee
Alternate member of the Bundestag’s transport committee

2020–2021

Chair of the Bundestag’s finance committee
December 2021–presentParliamentary state secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance