Olaf Scholz, born in Osnabrück, Germany, on 14 June 1958.

Year

Education and professional career

1977

Graduated from secondary school in the Rahlstedt neighbourhood of Hamburg
1978 - 1985Studied law

since 1985

Qualified as a lawyer

1998 - 2001

Member of the German Bundestag

May 2001 - October 2001

Interior minister of the city-state of Hamburg

2002 - 2011

Member of the German Bundestag

2005 - 2007

First Parliamentary Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) parliamentary group in the Bundestag

2007 - 2009

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

2009 - 2011

Deputy chair of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag
November 2009 - February 2018Deputy chair of the SPD
2011 - 2018Mayor of Hamburg
February 2018 - April 2018Acting chair of the SPD
March 2018 - December 2019Deputy chair of the SPD
since March 2018Federal Minister of Finance