The Los Angeles Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and Atlantik-Brücke will host a breakfast briefing with Sigmar Gabriel, Former Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister in his new role as Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke.
Sigmar Gabriel was Federal Minister for the Economy and Energy from 2013 to 2017 as well as Vice-Chancellor from 2013 to 2018 and served as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2018. On June 26, 2019, he was elected Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke. Mr. Gabriel has been politically active since 1976. Born in Goslar, he began his political career in the youth organization of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and joined the SPD in 1977. Two years later, Mr. Gabriel joined the ÖTV union, and membership in IG Metall and Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO), a social welfare organization, followed. Trained as a high school educator, he assumed various responsibilities in adult education and became a member of Lower Saxony’s parliament over the course of the 1980s. During the subsequent decade, among other positions, he held the post of chair of the environmental committee of Lower Saxony’s parliament and was a member of the SPD executive committee. He served as prime minister of Lower Saxony from 1999 to 2003, and he has been a directly elected member of Germany’s Bundestag since 2005, taking over the post of Federal Minister for the Environmental that same year. Mr. Gabriel, who represents the Salzgitter-Wolfenbüttel district, occupied the position of SPD chairman from 2009 until 2017.
Valet parking is available at $12 per car. The dress code is business casual.