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Sigmar Gabriel

Born on 12 September 1959 in Goslar; one daughter
Since November 2005
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Since October 2005
Member of the German Bundestag
2003 - 2005
Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SPD) parliamentary group in the State Assembly
1999 - 2003
Minister-President of the federal state (Land) of Lower Saxony
Since 1999
Member of the SPD Party Executive
1998 - 1999
Chairman of SPD parliamentary group in the State Assembly
1997 - 1998
Vice-Chairman of SPD parliamentary group in the State Assembly
1994 - 1997
Spokesman on domestic policy of the SPD parliamentary group in the State Assembly
1991 - 1999
Goslar Town Councillor
1990 - 2005
Member of the State Assembly of Lower Saxony
1989 - 1990
Taught adult vocational education at adult education centres of Lower Saxony
1987 - 1998
Member of the District Assembly of Goslar
1983 - 1988
Lecturer in political adult education with Bildungsvereinigung Arbeit und Leben (association for education, work and life) and for trade unions ÖTV and IG Metall
Since 1977
Member of SPD
1976 - 1989
Child and youth work in the SPD youth organisation "Sozialistische Jugend Deutschlands - Die Falken
"Studied the secondary school teaching profession in the subjects German, Politics and Sociology at Göttingen University; first state examination
Abitur (German equivalent to A-Levels) in Goslar; military service

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Date: 28.12.2006