Jens Spahn

Representative of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Cultural Foundation

Date of birth: 16 May 1980
Place of birth: Ahaus, Germany
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Education and professional experience:

University (since 2003):


Political Science and Law, BA in Political Science in 2008
Distance Studies at the University of Hagen

Professional training (1999 - 2001):


Apprenticeship as banker, followed by employment as a bank officer at WestLB-Münster

Secondary school:


Episcopal Canisius School, (1999) Ahaus


Political activities:



Membership in the Junge Union



Membership in the CDU

1999 - 2006


District chairman of the Junge Union in Borken

1999 - 2009


Member of the Ahaus city council

since 2002


Member of the German Bundestag

since 2005


District chairman of the CDU in Borken

2005 - 2009


Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the committee on health

2009 - 2015


Health policy spokesman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group

2009 - 2015


Member of the Borken district assembly

since 2012


Member of the national board of the CDU

since 2014


Member of executive committee of CDU Germany


Political membership:

Member of the Junge Gruppe in the CDU/CSU parliamentary group
Chairman of the German-Dutch parliamentary group
Member of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Member of the parliamentary group for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Member of the state executive board of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia
Honorary member of the CSU
Member of the German Parliamentary Association