Andreas Geisel - Senator for the Interior and Sport

Andreas Geisel
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Born in 1966; married with two daughters.

Professional career

  • Since Dec. 2016 Senator for the Interior and Sport in Berlin
  • 2014 – 2016 Senator for Urban Development and the Environment in Berlin
  • 2011 – 2014 Borough Mayor of Berlin’s Lichtenberg borough and Head of the Directorate for Business, Human Resources, and Finance
  • 2006 – 2011 Borough Councilor for Urban Development, Construction, the Environment, and Transport; Deputy Borough Mayor of Berlin’s Lichtenberg borough
  • 1995 – 2006 Borough Councilor for Construction and Housing; Borough Councilor for Construction, Real Estate, and the Environment; Borough Councilor for the Environment and Health
  • 1994 – 1995 Consultant for the management consultancy and auditing company Price Waterhouse, Public Services Unit, Berlin
  • 1990 – 1992 Deutsche Bundespost Telekom, Berlin Regional Directorate of Posts and Telecommunications, Real Estate Department

Education

  • 1992 – 1995 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, studies in political economy and business administration
  • 1986 – 1990 “Friedrich List” University for Transportation in Dresden, studies in communications economy
  • 1982 – 1985 Vocational training in Neubrandenburg leading to university entrance qualification and skilled worker qualification for communications technology
  • 1972 – 1982 Primary and secondary school in Berlin

Work in the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)

  • 1990 Joined the SPD
  • 1996 – 2012 Member of the Berlin state executive board of the SPD
  • 1996 – 2012 Chair of the SPD district party organization in Berlin’s Lichtenberg borough
  • Since 2016 Deputy chair of the Berlin SPD

Other board memberships

  • Chair of the supervisory board of Berliner Bäderbetriebe (BBB)
  • Chair of the supervisory board of Olympiastadion Berlin GmbH
  • Chair of the supervisory board of BBB Infrastruktur GmbH & Co. KG

Other activities and memberships

  • Member of the “Sozialdemokratische Gemeinschaft für Kommunalpolitik in Berlin e.V.”
  • Member of the welfare organizations Arbeiterwohlfahrt and Volkssolidarität
  • Member of the “Friends of the Theater an der Parkaue”
  • Member of the funding association supporting the Berlin zoos Tierpark and Zoo Berlin
  • Member of the Karlshorst citizens’ association
  • Member of the funding association supporting Berlin’s Mies-van-der-Rohe-Haus