Federal Government Commissioner Markus Grübel

Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Markus Grübel, Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Markus Grübel, Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Markus Grübel, Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Personal data

  • Born on 15 October 1959 in Esslingen am Neckar
  • Married

Career and political background

since April 201
Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

2013–2018
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence

since 2010
Co-chair of the cross-party discussion group on hospices of the German Bundestag (Lower House of parliament)

since 2002

  • Directly-elected member of parliament for the constituency of Esslingen
  • Spokesperson of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  • Spokesperson of the committee of inquiry on the Euro Hawk
  • Chair of the subcommittee on civic engagement

1999–2004
Member of the regional assembly of the Stuttgart region

1999–2002
County councillor in Esslingen

1994–2002
Chairman of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) group in the municipal council

1989–2014
Municipal councillor in Esslingen am Neckar

since 1998
Notary in Stuttgart-Obertürkheim (not currently active)

1995–1998
Notary in Reutlingen and Tübingen

1992–1994
Desk officer for electronic data processing, organisation and land registry affairs at the Ministry of Justice of the State of Saxony

1990–1991
Advisor to real estate management offices/Head of the land registry office of the city of Dresden

1985–1990

  • Deputy notary
  • Military service with the German air force
  • Naval reserve officer (currently Lieutenant-Commander in the reserves)

Education and training

1979–1984
Notary studies at notary training academy

1978
Higher education entrance qualification certificate from Mörike-Gymnasium, Esslingen am Neckar

Languages

English, French (basic knowledge)

Voluntary positions

since 2014
Chair of the armed forces' charity for supporting children worldwide

since 2011
Chair of the friends of the frigate "Baden-Württemberg"

since 2006
President of the brass band association of Esslingen

Previous voluntary positions

  • Chair of the independent commission on sexual abuse (Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart)
  • Chair of the Catholic working group on care and support for members of the armed forces
  • Member of the council of the Catholic welfare association "Caritas" in the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
  • Member of the Central Committee of German Catholics