Michael Boddenberg in 2019
|Minister of Finance in Hesse|
|Assumed office |
31 March 2020
|Preceded by||Thomas Schäfer|
|Born||15 July 1959|
Troisdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Born in Troisdorf, Boddenberg completed school in 1978. He took the Meisterprüfung (Master exam) as a butcher in 1983. He was a member of the management of Mainfrost from 1984 to 1989. He was managing director of Fleischfeinkost Schäfer from 1995 to 2002. Simultaneously, he directed the private school for butchers and bakers J. A. Heyne in Frankfurt from 1989 to 2009. He was managing director of the Boddenberg, Heyne & Partner GmbH from 1993 to 2009.
Boddenberg joined the Christian Democratic Union of Germany in 1985. He was a member of the Frankfurt am Main city council from 1993 to 1999. In 1999, he was elected to the Landtag, the parliament of Hesse. In 2001, he became Secretary General and managing director of the CDU in Hesse in 2001, serving until 2009. He served as speaker of economic politics for the CDU parliamentary group from 2004 to 2009.
Boddenberg was the Hessian State Minister for Federal Affairs and representative of Hesse to the federal government from 5 February 2009 to 18 January 2014, responsible for the relationship of state and national government. He then became the head of the CDU parliamentary group in the Landtag.
On 31 March 2020, Boddenberg was designated as Minister of Finance in Hesse, succeeding Thomas Schäfer. He was sworn in on 3 April 2020. His successor as head of the CDU parliamentary group is Ines Claus.
Boddenberg's other functions have included presidency in the supervisory board of the Central Cooperative of the European Meat Trade (ZENTRAG), member of the board of the European People's Party, member of the broadcasting council of the Hessischer Rundfunk, and member of the supervisory board of the Rheingau Musik Festival.