Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. iur. Christian Bernzen
Date and place of birth: 19 August 1962 in Neuss, Germany
1984 - 1990 Studied law at the University of Hamburg, completing the 1st State Law Exam in August 1990.
1989 - 2010 Member of the expert committee "Law and Organization" within a working group of the youth welfare (AGJ). During 1994 -1997 and since 2001 was appointed chairman of the committee.
1989 - 1992 and
1995 - 2003
A member of the Central Committee of German Catholics. During 1995 - 2003 serving as Vice President.
1991 - 1997 Continuous member of the delegation of authority for schools youth and training in in Hamburg.
1991 - 1994 Law Clerk in Hamburg
1992 - 1993 Lecturer of law at the University of Rostock
03/11/1993 Presented with Doctorate of Law by the Department of Legal Science within Hamburg University.
13/10/1994 Final State Law Exam
From 1994 Practising lawyer in Hamburg
1998 - 2000 Member of the Enquete Commission of Inquiry "Youth Crime" in Hamburg
1999 - 2002 Guest professorships at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences "children youth and welfare law" in Berlin.
1999 - 2000 Member of the Commission "Common Security and Future of the Bundeswehr" also known as the "Weizsäcker Commission"
30/12/1999 Admitted to the Bar at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
From 2001 Member of the Board of Trustees for the Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ASF)
2003 - 2006 Guest Professorships at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in northern Germany
Since April 2004 Member of the Lawyer's Court in Hamburg
Since 2005 Professor of legal queries within the field of social work at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin
Since 2007 Treasurer to the SPD state organization in Hamburg
Since 2009 Director of "BERNZEN SONNTAG Rechtsanwälte"
Since 2009 Member of the board of "St. Raphael Caritas Alten-und Behindertenhilfe GmbH" in Mayen
Since 2012 Member and Vice-Chairman of the supervisory board for "PFLEGEN & WOHNEN HAMBURG GmbH", since 2014 Chairman
Since 2013 Member and Chaiman of the Supervisory Board of "Rebuild and Relief International gemeinnützige GmbH"
Since 2014 Treasurer of "Praxis ohne Grenzen" Hamburg (medical help for refugees)

Johannes Kahrs
Date and place of birth: 15 September 1963, Bremen, Germany

1986 - 1987 Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
1987 - 1995 Law Universities of Hamburg and Berlin; degree attained: lawyer

Work Experience:
1991 - 1998 Head of Department at SAGA (state housing company)
1991 - 1995 Personal Assistant of Günter Elste, floor leader of the Social Democratic parliamentary group of the "Hamburger Bürgerschaft"
1989 - 1991 Personal Assistant of Alfons Pawelczyk, member of the Hamburger Bürgerschaft (Federal State Parliament), former Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Senator of the Interior

Bundestag, from 1998:
  • Member of the German Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 1998 as the representative of the constituency of Hamburg-Mitte
  • Member of the Budget and Appropriation Committee, main rapporteur (for the SPD faction of the German Bundestag) on the budget of the Federal Ministry for Construction, City Development and Traffic since 2009, formerly main rapporteur on the defence budget and the budget of the Bundestag
  • Member of the Committee on Public Accounts
  • (Alternate) Member of the Defence Committee

  • German Parliamentary Association
  • German Atlantic Society
  • Association of the German Army

Military service:
  • Military Service and Reserve Officer training, Panzergrenadier (armoured infantry); present rank: Lieutenant Colonel of the Reserve Army.

Reinhold Robbe
Fmr. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces
Born on 9 October 1954 in Bunde
Member of the Reformed Church
Education: publishing manager

Professional career
1974 - 1976 Publishing Manager at the Rheiderland newspaper in Weener
1976 - 1986 Clerk and chairman of the works council at Lebenshilfe e.V.
1986 - 1994 Manager and press spokesman of the Weser-Ems district branch of the SPD
1994 - 2005 Member of the German Bundestag
2002 - 2005 Chairman of the Defence Committee
2005 - 2010 Election as Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces
Since 2010 President of the German Israeli Society
Since 2012 CEO DIDES GmbH (German Institute for Democratic evelopment and Security)

Political career
1970 Joined the SPD
Since 1972 Member of the executive committee of the local branch of the SPD n Bunde
Since 1979 Member of the executive committee of SPD county branch
Since 1995 Member of the executive committee of SPD district branch
1976 - 1991 Member of Bunde local council

Functions in the German Bundestag

Member of the executive committee of the German Parliamentary Association

Additional political functions

Chairman of the Bunde local branch of the SPD

Chairman of the Leer county branch of the SPD

Treasurer of the Weser-Ems district branch of the SPD

Commissioner for church issues

Spokesman and treasurer of the Seeheimer group within the SPD parliamentary group

Federal manager of the SPD working group on business and the economy

Awards and honours

Knight of the French Legion of Honour

Bernhard Weiß Medal of the Association of Jewish Soldiers (RjF)

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold of the Republic of Austria

Goldene Ehrenabzeichen des Deutschen Reservistenverbandes

Honorary Member of the Chair of the German Parlamentarian Society (DPG)

Golden Badge of Honour of the Bundeswehr-Sozialwerk

Golden Badge of Honour of the German Lifeguard