Gerhard Schröder: Biography highlights
Gerhard Schröder was the first of a new generation of vibrant German leaders. He took on the newly reunited Germany and boldly ushered the world’s third largest economy into the 21st century.
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Gerhard Schröder’s background
Gerhard Schröder was born on April 7, 1944 in Mossenberg, Germany. After an apprenticeship and high school graduation, Schröder began studying law and passed the first state examination in 1971. This was followed by the second state examination in 1976 and admission to the bar.
In the 1980s and 90s, Schröder was part of German parliament. In 1990, he was elected the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. On October 27th 1998, Gerhard Schröder was sworn in as the 7th Chancellor of Germany at the age of 47. He remained Chancellor until 2005.
Schröder has been chairman of the shareholders’ committee of Nord Stream AG since 2005, freelance lawyer in Hanover, since 2016 chairman of the shareholders committee of Nord Stream 2 AG and chairman of the supervisory board of Hannover 96 GmbH & Co.KG as well as deputy chairman of the supervisory board of Herrenknecht AG and since 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosneft Oil Company.
The ongoing corona pandemic is clearly a challenge for everyone – for politics, business, the world of art and culture and, above all, for citizens worldwide. In these uncertain times, people look for guidance and for voices and arguments with which they can identify.
Gerhard Schröder keynote speaker
Gerhard speakers on a variety of themes including:
- How can international institutions be reformed in order to strengthen international cooperation?
- How can we prevent the relationship between the US and China from turning into a new Cold War?
- How will Russia develop further under President Putin and what initiatives are necessary to relax relations with Russia?
- How does the European Union have to reform in order to become a real player in world politics?
- What role will Germany play in Europe and worldwide after the resignation of Chancellor Merkel and after the federal elections in September?
- Innovation, digitization and education are the gold mines of the 21st century. How can we design a 2030 Agenda to make the most important economically leading countries and their societies fit for the future?
Mr. Schröder will be happy to answer these questions in more detail, also in digital formats.