Franziska Giffey

Franziska Giffey is the first female mayor of Berlin. She was born in 1978. She started working on the Representation of Berlin in the European Union in Brussels in 2003 and at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in 2005. From 2002 to 2010 she worked as Commissioner for European Affairs in the Berlin district of Neukölln.

Giffey became a member of the German Social Democratic Party in 2007 and she succeeded Heinz Buschkowsky as mayor of Neukölln in 2015. Later, she served as Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in Angela Merkel’s government between 2018 and 2021.