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Yasmin Fahimi
German politician

Yasmin Fahimi

Yasmin Fahimi
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Intro German politician
Is Politician
From Germany
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 25 December 1967, Hanover, Hanover region, Lower Saxony, Germany
Age 54 years
Yasmin Fahimi
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Yasmin Fahimi (born 25 December 1967 in Hannover) is a German politician and was from January 2014 to December 2015 the general secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

Early life and education

Fahimi's Iranian father died in a car accident before she was born, her mother is German. She studied chemistry at the University of Hannover from 1989 to 1998.

Early career

Between 1998 and 2014, Fahimi worked in various capacities at the IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie. From 2012, she also served as founder and board member of the Innovationsforum Energiewende, a group convening unions and companies from the energy sector and energy-intensive industries.

Political career

Fahimi has been a member of the Social Democratic Party since 1984. She was a member of the federal executive board of the party's youth organization and from 2009 to 2013 deputy chairwoman of the SPD in Hannover.

In a special party conference on January 26, 2014 Fahimi was elected with 88,5 % of the votes to be Secretary General of the SPD under party chairman Sigmar Gabriel, and therefore successor of Andrea Nahles. By late 2015, Gabriel replaced her with Katarina Barley.

Since 2016, Fahimi has been serving as State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs under the leadership of minister Andrea Nahles. In this capacity, she oversees the ministry’s activities on occupational safety and health; Old Age Security; matters concerning people with disabilities; and international employment and social policy (including relations with the International Labour Organisation).

In November 2016, Fahimi announced that she run for a parliamentary seat in the 2017 national elections.

Other activities

  • Bayer CropScience, former Member of the Supervisory Board

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