Mark Hauptmann MP was born on April, 29th 1984 in Weimar, Germany.
Since September 2013, he has been Member of Parliament, representing the south of Thuringia in the German Bundestag. He is a member of the Committee on Economic and Energy Affairs as well as a substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Since late 2014, he has also been a member of the city council in Suhl. Before entering the German Bundestag he worked in Brussels, Beijing, Erfurt and as head of the office of MP Christian Hirte.
Mark Hauptmann earned a master’s degree in political sciences, intercultural business communication and economic and social history, studying in Jena, Osaka and New Haven, CT. Joining the “Junge Union” in 1999, he became a member of the “CDU” in 2003. From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of the federal board of the “Junge Union Germany” and chairman of the International Commission on European, Foreign, and Security Affairs. In addition, he holds membership in the CDU’s federal committee on matters of foreign, security, development, and human rights policy.
After having been awarded a scholarship by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Mark Hauptmann kept close ties to the stipend program. Regularly, he hosts seminars either as main speaker or organizer in order to allow for young awardees to gain firsthand insights into policy making. Most recently, he became ambassador for the “Town & Country Foundation” generating publicity and raising funds for projects that offer underprivileged children new perspectives.