- Political Group : EPP
- Country : Germany
School-leaving certificate, Thomas Mann Gymnasium, Stutensee (1995); First lieutenant in the reserve, Bundeswehr (1995-1997); studied technical economics at the University of Karlsruhe (1997-2002); authorised representative, MVV Energie AG, Mannheim (2002-2004).
District chair of the North Baden CDU Youth Section (2001-2008); District Vice-Chair of the Junge Union, Baden-Württemberg (1999-2002). Chair, CDU municipal association, Stutensee (2002-2007); Regional Chair, CDU Karlsruhe-Land (since 2010). member of the Baden-Württemberg CDU Central Committee (since 2011);
Member of the CDU Federal Committee on European Policy (since 2003); Chair of the CDU Baden-Württemberg Committee on European Policy (since 2006). Substitute Member (2004-2008) and Member of the EPP Bureau (since 2008).
Municipal councillor in Stutensee (1999-2009); Member of the European Parliament (since 2004); Member of the European Affairs Committee of the Bundestag (since 2007); EPP Group coordinator on the Committee on International Trade and member of the Group bureau (since 2009).
Member of the European Energy Forum (since 2004); member of the European Internet Foundation (since 2008). Member of the Transatlantic Policy Network (since 2011).