Supervisory Board – Biography

Dr. Franz Josef Jung

Born 1949
Eltville am Rhein
Nationality: German

Lawyer and notary ret.

First appointment: 9 May 2017
Appointed until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2022


  • Nomination Committee

Dr. Jung is not a member of any statutory Supervisory Boards or of comparable control committees of commercial enterprises in Germany and abroad


After graduating from high school in 1968 and military service, Dr. Franz Josef Jung studied law from 1970 to 1974 at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He completed his legal clerkship between 1974 and 1976 at the District Court of Wiesbaden. In 1978, he obtained his Dr. jur. Degree with a doctorate in regional planning in Hesse. Dr. Jung has been working as a lawyer since 1976 and as a notary since 1983 in Eltville. His political career began when he joined the Junge Union in 1969. From 1973 to 1983, he was a member of the Federal Executive Board of the Junge Union Germany; from 1981 to 1983, he was it deputy Federal Chairman. Other milestones include:

1972 to 1987Kreistag representative for the Rheingau-Taunus district
1983 to 2005Member of the Hesse Landtag
1987 to 1991General secretary of the Hesse CDU
1987 to 1999Chief whip of the CDU Landtag fraction
1989 to 2017Member of the 9th to 16th Federal Assembly
1998 to 2014Deputy Chairman of the Hesse CDU
1998 to 2016Member of the Federal Executive Board of CDU Germany
1999 to 2000Hessian Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Head of State Chancellery
2003 to 2005CDU Fraction Chief in the Hesse Landtag for the 16th electoral period
Since 2005Member of the German Bundestag
2005 to 2009German Federal Minister of Defense
October 28, 2009 to November 30, 2009German Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
2012 – 2014Chairman of the Media Policy Expert Group of CDU Germany
2013 to January 2015Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Bundestag fraction
for Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Since 2014CDU/CSU Bundestag fraction officer for churches and religious communities
Since January 2015Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Bundestag fraction
For Foreign Affairs, Security Policy, European Council
Since 2015Board member of the Saint Petersburg Dialog
Since 2015Chairman of the Federal Work Group for Soldier Care (BAS)