Now that consumer protection has been made a key area within one of the core federal ministries, it is finally being accorded the importance it so rightly deserves. Since all of us are consumers every single day, it is crucial that we feel safe and assured when navigating the commercial and digital world. I want to make sure this happens during my time in office and I welcome any comments or suggestions that you may have.
Ulrich Kelber has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2000 and represents his home town of Bonn as a directly elected member of the Bundestag. He is married with five children. After graduating in computer science, he first worked at the GMD Research Centre for Information Technology (now part of the Fraunhofer Institute) and then at a medium-sized software company as a knowledge management consultant.
From 2005 to 2013 he was deputy chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag and coordinated the policy areas of consumer protection, food and agriculture, environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety, and sustainability.
Since mid-December 2013 he has been Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection in the field of consumer protection.