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Helmut Haussmann

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Prime Minister  Helmut Kohl
Religion  Protestant
Succeeded by  Jurgen Mollemann
Party  Free Democratic Party
Nationality  German
Role  German Politician
Preceded by  Martin Bangemann
Name  Helmut Haussmann

Helmut Haussmann RTF1 Bad Urach Ehemaliger Bundeswirtschaftsminister

Born  18 May 1943 (age 72) Tubingen (1943-05-18)
Alma mater  University of Tubingen University of Hamburg Erlangen Nuremberg University
Education  University of Hamburg, University of Tubingen

Political party  Free Democratic Party

Helmut Haussmann (born 18 May 1943) is a German academic and politician. He served as minister of economy from 1988 to 1991.


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Early life and education

Haussmann was born in Tübingen on 18 May 1943. He holds a degree in economics and social sciences from the University of Tübingen and from the University of Hamburg. He received a PhD in business management from Erlangen Nuremberg University in 1976.


Haussmann worked in family business in Baden-Wurttemberg until 1979 when he became a member of the Bundestag in 1976 with the Free Democratic Party (FDP). He was the secretary-general of the party from 1984 to 1988. On 9 December 1988, he was appointed economy minister, replacing Martin Bangemann in the post. Haussmann served in the coalition cabinet led by Helmut Kohl during the reunification process of West and East Germany. Haussmann was reelected to the Bundestag from Baden-Wurttemberg state on 2 December 1990. He resigned from his ministerial post on 4 December 1990, but remained in office until 18 January 1991 and Jürgen W. Möllemann succeeded him as economy minister.

Since 1996, he has been an honorary professor and teaching international management at the University of Erlangen Nürnberg. In 2001, he became chairman of the advisory board of GEMINI Executive Search. He has also been adjunct professor at the University of Tübingen where he has been teaching international business since 2010.

Personal life

Haussmann is a Protestant. He was criticized due to his lavish life-style when he was economy minister and was referred to as the "yuppie minister."


Helmut Haussmann Wikipedia