Markus Grübel

Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Personal data

Markus Grübel, Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Born on 15 October 1959 in Esslingen am Neckar


Career and political background

since April 2018
Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

2013 to 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 to 2004
Member of the regional assembly of the Stuttgart region

1999 to 2002
County councillor in Esslingen

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

1989 to 2014
Municipal councillor in Esslingen am Neckar

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

1995 to 1998
Notary in Reutlingen and Tübingen

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

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

1985 to 1990
Deputy notary
Military service with the German air force
Naval reserve officer (currently Lieutenant-Commander in the reserves)

Education and training

1979 to 1984
Notary studies at notary training academy

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


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

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