Michael Boddenberg

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Michael Boddenberg
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Michael Boddenberg in 2019
Minister of Finance in Hesse
Assumed office
31 March 2020
Preceded byThomas Schäfer
Personal details
Born (1959-07-15) 15 July 1959 (age 60)
Troisdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Political partyCDU

Michael Boddenberg (born 15 July 1959[1]) is a German politician for the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). Since 3 April 2020, he has been Minister of Finance of Hesse.


Born in Troisdorf, Boddenberg completed school in 1978. He took the Meisterprüfung [de] (Master exam) as a butcher in 1983. He was a member of the management of Mainfrost from 1984 to 1989. He was managing director of Fleischfeinkost Schäfer from 1995 to 2002. Simultaneously, he directed the private school for butchers and bakers J. A. Heyne in Frankfurt[2] from 1989 to 2009.[1] He was managing director of the Boddenberg, Heyne & Partner GmbH from 1993 to 2009.[1][3]

Political career[edit]

Boddenberg joined the Christian Democratic Union of Germany in 1985.[1] He was a member of the Frankfurt am Main city council from 1993 to 1999.[4] In 1999, he was elected to the Landtag, the parliament of Hesse.[4] In 2001, he became Secretary General and managing director of the CDU in Hesse in 2001, serving until 2009. He served as speaker of economic politics for the CDU parliamentary group from 2004 to 2009.[1][4]

Boddenberg was the Hessian State Minister for Federal Affairs and representative of Hesse to the federal government from 5 February 2009 to 18 January 2014, responsible for the relationship of state and national government. He then became the head of the CDU parliamentary group in the Landtag.[4]

On 31 March 2020, Boddenberg was designated as Minister of Finance in Hesse, succeeding Thomas Schäfer.[5][6] He was sworn in on 3 April 2020.[7] His successor as head of the CDU parliamentary group is Ines Claus.[7]

Other functions[edit]

Boddenberg's other functions have included presidency in the supervisory board of the Central Cooperative of the European Meat Trade (ZENTRAG), member of the board of the European People's Party, member of the broadcasting council [de] of the Hessischer Rundfunk, and member of the supervisory board of the Rheingau Musik Festival.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Michael Boddenberg". Hessischer Landtag (in German). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ Leimhos, Volker (2004). ""Bismarck hatte keine Ahnung von der Wurstherstellung" / Interview mit CDU-Generalsekretär und Geschäftsführer Michael Boddenberg". LAKS (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Boddenberg übernimmt Fraktionsspitze in Wiesbaden". fleischwirtschaft.de (in German). 16 January 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Michael Boddenberg". CDU (in German). Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  5. ^ Watschounek, Volker (31 March 2020). "Michael Boddenberg ist neuer Finanzminister". wiesbaden-lebt.de (in German). Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Amtseinführung - Michael Boddenberg wird neuer Finanzminister". Hessische Staatskanzlei (in German). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Sondersitzung im Landtag Boddenberg als Finanzminister vereidigt - Gedenken an Schäfer". Hessenschau (in German). 3 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

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