Matthias Wissmann has been President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry since 2007.

Curriculum Vitae Matthias Wissmann

Born in 1949
1968 - 1974 Studies of law, economics and political science at the Universities of Tübingen and Bonn
1974 / 1978 First and second legal State Examinations
1973 - 1983 Chairman of the German Young Christian Democrats
1976 - 1982 President of the European Union Young Christian Democrats (EUYCD)
1975 - 2007 Member of the National Board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
1976 Matthias Wissmann becomes the youngest ever directly elected member of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)
1983 - 1993 Economic-policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
October 1991 - May 2007 Deputy Chairman of the CDU in Baden-Württemberg
January - May 1993 Federal Minister for Research and Technology
May 1993 - October 1998 Chairman of the Committee of European Affairs of the German Parliament
since 1999 Lawyer with the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
since Juni 2007 President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
since October 2016 President of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA)
Matthias Wissmann has written a number of books, e.g. Für eine humane Gesellschaft - zum Programmdenken der jungen Generation (For a humane society - on the program mentality of the young generation) (1976), Marktwirtschaft 2000 (Market Economy 2000) (1984), Deutsche Perspektiven (German Perspectives) (1990) and Die Soziale Marktwirtschaft (Social Market Economy) (1998). He is also active in a voluntary capacity on the board of "Philharmonia of the Nations".
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