Minister of State Niels Annen

12.08.2021 - Article
Minister of State Niels Annen
Minister of State Niels Annen© Susie Knoll

Curriculum Vitae

Niels Annen has been Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office since 14 March 2018.

  • born on 6 April 1973 in Eimsbüttel, Hamburg
  • 1992
    Graduated from the Peter Petersen School, Hamburg, 
    with the university entrance qualification certificate
  • 1993 to 1994
    Compulsory non-military national service, served with the Regional Youth Council, Hamburg
  • 1994
    Commenced studies at Hamburg University (History and Latin American Studies)
  • 1997 to 1998
    Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • 2000 to 2002
    Vice-President of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), Vienna
  • 2001 bis 2004
    Chairman of the Federal Executive Board of the Young Socialists 
    (Jusos - SPD youth organisation)
  • 2003 to 2019
    Member of the SPD Executive Committee
  • 2005 to 2009
    Member of the German Bundestag, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and alternate member of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid
  • 2010
    Bachelor of Arts, History and Spanish, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2010 to 2011
    Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2011
    Master of International Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2011 to 2013
    Advisor for International Policy Analysis, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin
  • since 2013
    Member of the German Bundestag, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (until 2018) and alternate member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy (until 2018)
  • 2014 to 2015
    Member of the Commission on the Review and Safeguarding of Parliamentary Rights regarding Mandates for Bundeswehr Missions Abroad
  • since 2014 and from 2005 to 2009
    Deputy Spokesman of the Parliamentary Left within the SPD Parliamentary Group
  • 2014 to 2019
    Chairman of the Commission on International Politics of the SPD
  • since 2014
    Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of South Asia
  • 2014 to 2018
    Spokesman on Foreign Affairs of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag
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