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Mayor Dr. Carsten Sieling

Curriculum Vitae

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Mayor Carsten Sieling

President of the Senate, Senator of Cultural Affairs, Senator for the Affairs of Religious Communities
Mayor Dr. Carsten Sieling was born January 13, 1959 in Nienburg/Weser, Germany. He is married and has three children.

Schooling and Academic Background

  • up to 1975: primary and secondary schools

  • 1975 to 1978: commercial apprenticeship at Telefunken GmbH, Hanover

  • 1979 to 1982: M.A. in Economics (German "Diplom") from "Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, Hamburg" (Hamburg College of Economics and Politics)

  • 1982 to 1988: postgraduate studies in Economics at University of Bremen

  • 1985 to 1986: exchange student at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

  • 1999: Ph.D. in Economics from University of Bremen

Memberships, Professional and Political Activities

  • since 1976 Member of "Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschland, SPD" (German Social Democratic Party)

  • since 1978: member of "IG Metall" (metal workers’ trade union)

  • 1993 to 2002: member of "SPD Landesvorstand Bremen", (Executive Committee of the SPD chapter of Bremen)

  • 1995 to 2009: member of "Bremische Bürgerschaft" (the state parliament of Bremen)

  • 2004 to 2006: Chairman of SPD chapter of Bremen

  • 2005 to 2009: Chief Whip of the SPD faction in "Bremische Bürgerschaft"

  • 2009 to 2015 member of "Deutscher Bundestag" (the federal parliament of Germany)

  • since July 2015: Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen