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The Governing Mayor of Berlin

Michael Müller
Image: Lena Giovanazzi
  • 1964

    Born in Berlin; married, two children

  • 1982

    Graduated from secondary school

  • 1983

    Technical College for Business and Administration

  • until 1986

    Business apprenticeship

  • 1986 to 2011

    Self-employed printer

  • Since 1981

    Member of the Social Democratic Party

  • 1991 to 2000

    Chairman of local SPD chapter

  • 1989 to 1996

    Member of the Berlin-Tempelhof borough assembly, also as chairman of the SPD group; delegate to the district and state party conventions

  • Since 1996

    Member of the Berlin House of Representatives

  • 2000 to May 2004

    Chairman of the SPD in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

  • 2001 to 2011

    Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Berlin House of Representatives

  • 2004 to 2012

    Chairman of the SPD in the federal state of Berlin

  • 2011

    Re-elected with a direct mandate by the constituency of Tempelhof-Schöneberg (District 4)

  • 2011 to 2014

    Berlin Mayor and Senator for Urban Development and the Environment

  • Since 11 December 2014

    Governing Mayor of Berlin (2014 to 2016 Senator for Culture, since 2016 Senator for Higher Education and Research)

  • 2016 to 2020

    Chairman of the SPD in the federal state of Berlin

  • 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018

    President of the Bundesrat

  • 2018 to 2020

    President of the city network Metropolis

  • Since 1 October 2020

    Chair of the Conference of Minister-Presidents (MPK)

Membership in organizations and associations

  • Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband e.V. / AWO (Workers’ Welfare Association)
  • Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche (organization for economic policy debates)
  • Sozialdemokratische Gemeinschaft für Kommunalpolitik / SGK (Social Democratic association for municipal policy)