Michael Freytag

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Michael Freytag on an election poster for the 2008 state election

Michael Freytag (born May 4, 1958 in Hamburg ) is a German politician ( CDU ) and lawyer . From 2004 to 2007 he was Senator for Urban Development and the Environment, from 2007 to 2010 Finance Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and from 2007 to 2010 State Chairman of the CDU in Hamburg. Since November 1st, 2010 he has been CEO of SCHUFA Holding AG .

Life and work

Freytag grew up in the Hamburg district of Lemsahl-Mellingstedt . After the Abitur 1977 at Wandsbek Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium graduated Freytag initially trained as a bank clerk and then studied law at the University of Hamburg . 1990 doctorate Freytag about the possibilities and limitations of parliamentary reform for the German Parliament to Dr. jur. After passing the second state examination in 1991, Michael Freytag worked in corporate banking at Deutsche Bank AG until 2001 . Michael Freytag then switched to politics full-time. On November 1, 2010, he took over the chairmanship of the Board of Management of SCHUFA Holding AG .

Michael Freytag is married and has three children.

Political party

Michael Freytag had been a member of the Hamburg North District Assembly since 1982 . There he was parliamentary group chairman since 1986 and has been district chairman of the CDU Hamburg-Nord since 2000. From 2002 to 2007 he was deputy state chairman of the CDU in Hamburg. On September 15, 2007, he was elected with 93.62% as the successor to Dirk Fischer as the state chairman of the CDU Hamburg and was again confirmed in June 2008 with 72.95%. On March 1, 2010, he announced his immediate resignation from this position.


Freytag belonged to the district assembly of the Hamburg-Nord district from 1982 to 1991 and was chairman of the CDU parliamentary group from 1986 to 1991 .

From 1991 to 2010 Freytag was a member of the Hamburg Parliament , where he was CDU parliamentary group leader from 2001 to 2004. His mandate has been suspended since his appointment as senator. With his resignation as Senator for Finance on March 17, 2010, he also gave up his seat in the citizenry.

Public offices

On 17 March 2004 he was appointed as Senator for Urban Development and Environment in by Ole von Beust appointed led Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Michael joined on 1 January 2007 Freytag by Wolfgang Peiners resignation from all political offices as Church President in the Financial Authority . On March 1, 2010, he announced that he would resign from his senatorial office with effect from March 17, 2010. His successor as Senator was Carsten Frigge on March 31, 2010 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Michael Freytag  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Michael Freytag resigns - Frigge becomes the new Finance Senator in Hamburger Abendblatt from March 1, 2010, accessed on April 26, 2010.