Kurt Bodewig Bundesminister a.D.

Curriculum Vitae

A short outline of my career.

  • Born April 29th, 1955 in Rheinberg, Germany
  • married, two sons


  • Management assistant in real estate and housing industry
  • Secondary School of business administration
  • Vocational baccalaureat diploma

Occupational Activity

  • 1976 to 1981: Real estate developer for the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and Housing Projects
  • 1981 to 1986: Chief administrator of the Verwaltungsstelle Zivildienst Niederrhein
  • 1986 to 1998: Department head of the Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund Nordrhein-Westfalen (Federation of German Trade Unions - Northrhine-Westphalian division)
  • 1998 to 2000: CEU of the Landesversicherungsanstalt Rheinprovinz
  • Since April 2016: Chairman of the board of directors of the Airport Cologne-Bonn

Political career

  • 1998 to 2009: Member of the German Bundestag
  • March 2000 to November 2000: Parliamentary State Secretary for transport, infrastructure and housing
  • November 2000 to October 2002: Secretary for transport, infrastructure and housing
  • 2001 to 2008: Chairman of the Forum "Sustainability, Energy and Mobility" of the National Committee of the German Social Democrats
  • 2003 to 2009: Deputy Chairman of the Committee on European Affiars of the German Bundestag
  • 2006 to 2013: Maritime Ambassador of the European Union in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • In 2013 Head of the Commission "Substainable Trafficinfrastructurefinancing" of the European Commission
  • Since 2014: European Coordinator of the Baltic-Adriatic-Core Network Corridor
  • Since 2015: Head of the commission for "Bau und Unterhalt der Verkehrsnetze"

Parliamentary Memberships

  • 2003 to 2009 in NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe, Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, Western European Union and frequent Chairmanship of the German COSAC-Delegation during the Presidency of the European Council


  • Since 1973: Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
  • Since 1974: Member of multiple DGB-Unions
  • Member of multiple social and societal initiatives and associations

Honorary Capacities

  • Since 2003 Chairman of the Baltic Sea Forum
  • Since 2006 Member of the Supervisory Board of the Global Panel Foundation
  • Since 2007 President of the Deutsche Verkehrswacht e.V.
  • Since 2010 Vice president of the Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrates e.V.
  • 2011 to 2014 Member of the Management Committees EU AVENUE Project


  • 07.07.2014 Awarding of the certification of appointment as professor through Prof. Dr. Bertram, president of the Hochschule Osnabrück.
  • 06.18.2014 Decision of the senate of the Hochschule Osnabrück for the appointment as honorary professor in ecnonomy- and social science
  • Since 2013 honor professor at the Heifei University (China)
  • Docent of the LOGinChina-project of the state of Niedersachsen and the Anhui-Province, China
  • since 2013 member of the scientific advisory board of the MARIS-project of the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich
  • since 2012 Member of the scientific advisory board of the major "International Suplly Chain Management" in Enschede, (Netherland), Münster and Osnabrück
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the major "Public Transport Management" of the University Duisburg-Essen (inactive)


  • 05.02.2008 Cross of Officer of the Order for Merits to Lithuania
  • 2011 Dieselring Award of the Verband der Motorjournalisten
  • 2013 Senator-Lothar-Danner-Medaillie in gold, road safety award of the Bund gegen Alkohol und Drogen am Steuer (BADS)
  • 2015 Badge of honor of the German Road Safety Association
  • 2016 "Golden Belt" of the Motor Presse Club