Günther H. Oettinger is European Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources since
January 2017. From November 2014 to December 2016, he held office as European
Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society after being European Commissioner for
Energy from February 2010 to October 2014 and lastly also Vice-President of the European
Commission in 2014. From 2005-2010, he was Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg
(Germany) and, since 1984, a member of the regional Parliament („Landtag“). He was the
leader of the CDU Landtag group from January 1991 to April 2005.
A lawyer by training, Günther H. Oettinger became actively involved in politics during his
adolescence. He is a member of the Federal Executive Committee and of the Steering
Committee of the CDU Deutschlands.