Johannes Vogel

Deputy Federal Chairman

Free Democratic Party (FDP)

Johannes Vogel is Deputy Federal Chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), a member of the German Bundestag, and chief whip of the Free Democratic Parliamentary Group. He is also chairman of the German-Pacific Parliamentary Group at the German Bundestag. 

Between 2017 and 2021, Johannes Vogel was the FDP spokesperson for labor market and pension policy at the German Bundestag as well as a member of the Committee on Labour Market and Social Affairs, a deputy member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the vice-chairman of the German-Chinese Parliamentary Group. From 2005 to 2010, he was the federal chairman of the Young Liberals, the FDP youth organization, and has been a member of the FDP Federal Executive Board since 2007. He was born in 1982 in Wermelskirchen, Germany, where he completed his community service as a paramedic before studying political science, history, and international law in Bonn. From 2009 to 2013, he served his first term as a member of the German Bundestag. From 2014 to 2017, he was an executive at the German Federal Employment Agency and served as the head of strategy and business development at the agency’s international department, among other roles. Vogel has been the Secretary-General of the FDP in North-Rhine Westphalia between 2014 and 2021. He was a John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies in 2019.

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