Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation,
Former President of the German Bundestag
Norbert Lammert has been actively involved in German politics for almost four decades. Holding important positions, he played a key role in Germany’s political life. He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1980 to 2017 and served as its President for twelve years. In Helmut Kohl's governments he held the positions of Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Transport; he served as Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy.
Norbert Lammert began his political career as a member of the city council of his home town Bochum, where he was born in 1948. For more than twenty years, he was party chairman of the CDU for the Ruhr district, a region he has always been closely associated with through his membership in supervisory and advisory bodies of economic establishments and cultural institutions.
In 2003, Norbert Lammert received an assignment as lecturer in political science at the Ruhr University of Bochum, which awarded him an honorary professorship in 2008. His numerous publications deal with social, economic and cultural policy issues.
Since January 2018, he has been Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.