Dr. Thomas Schäfer


Minister of Finance
Thomas Schäfer
Hemer, Sauerland
One son
One daughter
Curriculum vitae
since January 2019
Minister of Finance of the State of Hessen
2011 - 2018
Chairman of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Finance of the federal state governments in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, Deputy Chairman in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018
2014 - 2019
Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the State of Hessen 2014
since 2013
District chairman of the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) at Marburg-Biedenkopf
August 2010 to January 2019
Minister of Finance of the State of Hessen
Febuary 2009 to August 2010
Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Finance of the State of Hessen
2002 - 2005
Head of the general policy department and of the Minister-President's office in the Hessian State Chancellery in Wiesbaden
2002 - 2013
Deputy district chairman of the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) at Marburg-Biedenkopf
1999 - 2002
Head of the Minister's office at the Ministry of Justice of the State of Hessen
1998 - 1999
Admission to practise as a lawyer and work as a permanent legal adviser to Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt/Main
1996 - 1999
Doctor of Laws degree conferred by the school of law of Philipps University in Marburg, Prof. Dr. Werner Frotscher; Subject: "The effects of extended civic participation on the Hessian municipal constitution - a contribution to furthering the reform of the Hessian local government by-laws"
1995 - 1998
Lecturer for private and public law at Deutsche Angestellten Akademie (DAA, an academy for further education) in Marburg
1990 - 2012
County councillor for the county of Marburg-Biedenkopf
1988 - 1995
Law studies at Philipps University in Marburg; 1995: first state examination in law, 1997: second state examination in law while active as an employee in organization, EDP, personnel and law with the Marburg-Biedenkopf savings bank
1985 - 2006 and 2011
Member of the municipal council in Biedenkopf
1985 - 1988
Training to become a banker with the Biedenkopf district savings bank
"Abitur" (German degree qualifying for university entrance) obtained at Lahntalschule in Biedenkopf