Matthias Machnig

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Matthias Machnig, State Secretary; Source: Michael Voigt
Matthias Machnig, State Secretary
© Michael Voigt

Born in Wimbern on 15 April 1960

1979 Abitur (university-entrance qualification) at Walram-Gymnasium in Menden (Sauerland), then studies in Sociology in Münster

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

1989 - 1991
Deputy head of division for research, technology and technology assessment

1991 - 1992
Deputy head of division at the SPD parliamentary group

1992 - 1995
Head of office to the Minister for Employment, Healthcare and Social Affairs in North-Rhine Westphalia, head of the political planning group

1995 - 1998
Head of the SPD Federal Manager; coordinator of the SPD election campaign headquarters

1998 - 1999
State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing

1999 - 2002
SPD Federal Manager

2002 - 2005
Management consultant

2005 - 2009
State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

2009 - 2013
Minister for Economics, Labour and Technology in the Free State of Thuringia

2013 - 2014
SPD campaign manager for the European elections 2014

From 6 October 2014
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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