First name: Gunther
Profession: Business lawyer
Date and place of birth: 4 May 1964, Korntal
Family status: married, three children
Place of residence: Pforzheim
Address: Platz der Republik 1
City and postal code: 11011 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 227 – 70371
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 227 – 76371
Schooling, military service, higher education
1984 Abitur (school-leaving certificate giving right of entry to university) at Solitude grammar school in Stuttgart-Weilimdorf.
1984/1985 Military service in Sigmaringen and Dillingen/Donau.
1985 – 1991 Studied law in Tübingen, Lausanne, Geneva and Heidelberg
Passed first state examination in law at the University of Heidelberg.
1992 – 1995 Practical legal training at Heidelberg regional court,
Passed second state examination in law.
1995 – 2002 Self-employed economic consultant.
- Since 2007 Chairman of the Bundestag’s Committee on the Affairs of the European Union, substitute member of the Budget Committee.
- Since 2002 Member of the German Bundestag (directly elected member representing Pforzheim/Enzkreis constituency), re-elected in 2005, 2009 and 2013 (with a 49,5% share of the vote).
- Chairman of the regional association of the CDU Pforzheim/Enzkreis since 2009.
- Member of the Economic Council and the Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Organization of the CDU/CSU.
- Since 1983 Member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
- Since 1979 Member of the “Junge Union” (youth section of the CDU/CSU).
- Member of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
- Member of the Administration Council, Fondation Robert Schuman (Paris).
- Member of the Board of the European People´s Party (epp).
- Member of the Board of trustees of the Institut for European Politics (IEP), Berlin.
- Member of the Board of the Europa-Union Deutschland e.V. (coopted).
- Member of the Board of the German-Romanian Association Pforzheim.
- Member of the Federal Association of Lebenshilfe supporting people with disabilities
- Member of the society promoting the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences.
- Member of the football club 1. CfR Pforzheim
- Member of the church synod of the protestant church Pforzheim-Land
- Grand Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau, Netherlands (Orde van Oranje-Nassau) since 2007
- Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) since 2009
- Commander of the Order of the Star of Romania (Steaua României) since 2010
- Grand Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria in Gold since 2012