Resume

Curriculum Vitae of Gudrun Kopp

Personal Details:

  • Born October, 18th, 1950 in Klosterneuendorf / Altmark (near Magdeburg / East Germany). Familiy home in Lage / Lippe, NRW / Germany, married, two grown-up children.

Profession:

  • Interpreter and translator (English and Spanish, specialised in economics and electrical engeneering.
  • Executive in various SME’s / export manager.

Political Activities:

  • Member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) since 1975.
  • Various leading positions within FDP.
  • 1979 – 1994 Member of Town Council in Lage / Lippe – NRW
    Chairperson of Financial Committee.

Member of Parliament (MP) / Deutscher Bundestag : 1998 – 2013

MP – leading positions / FDP parliamentary tasks:

  • 1998 – 2002 Spokesperson on consumer issues.
  • Member of Committee on Economic Affairs and Technology.
  • Spokesperson of the Study Commission on Globalisation of World Economy.
  • Participation of WTO-conference in Cancún / Mexico (2001).
  • 2002 – 2005 Spokesperson on energy policy and consumer issues.
  • Member of Committee on Economic Affairs and Employment.
  • Participation of WTO-conference in Doha (2003).
  • 2005 – 2009 Spokesperson on energy policy and global trade issues.
  • Member of Committee on Economic Affairs and Technology.
  • Participation of WTO-conference in Hong Kong (2005)

Parliamentary State Secretary and Member of Parliament (MP):

  • 2009 – 2013 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • German Governor for regional development banks:
    African Development Bank (ADB),
    Asian Development Bank (ADB),
    Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),
    Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
  • Chair of Supervisory Board of DEG / KfW (financial institution)

Current tasks and Activities:

  • Since 2015 Member of Political Board to European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) in Brussels.
  • Since 2016 Board Member of HELP – „Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe“ , Bonn / Berlin.
  • Consultant on development issues / international trade to various organisations, registered associations.
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