Sjef Boekestijn

COO at Boekestijn Transport Service

 

Biography

Born in Wuppertal on 7 January 1979

Education and professional career

1995–present: Member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)

1998: Graduated from secondary school (Städtisches Gymnasium) in Wermelskirchen

1997–2004: Owner of an advertising agency and co-founder of an internet company

1999–2006: Studied political science, public law and philosophy at the University of Bonn; Trained as a reserve officer; currently holds the rank of major in the German Air Force Reserve

2000–2009: Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament

2009–2011: General secretary of the Free Democratic Party

2009–2012: Member of the German Bundestag

2012–2017: Leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament

2013–present: Leader of the Free Democratic Party

2017–2021: Leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag

December 2021–present: Federal Minister of Finance