PrintBirgit Fischer

Chief Executive of the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa)
 
Fischer
(born 1953)  

Degree in Educational Sciences at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1972-1977 Graduated with the academic title Dipl.-Pädagogin

Professional career
1977 – 1980 Head of the Educational Division at Ev. Bildungswerk
1980 – 1986 Unit manager Volkshochschule (community college)
1986 – 1990 Equal opportunities officer for the city of Bochum
1990 – 2007 Member of Parliament in the Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia
1991 – 1998 Leader of the SPD parliamentary group in NRW
1998 – 2002 Minister for Women, Youth, Family, Health Affairs
2002 – 2005 Minister for Health, Social, Women, and Family Affairs
2005 – 2006 Deputy leader of the SPD parliamentary group in NRW
2007 – 2010 Deputy Chairwoman at BARMER
2010 – 2011 Chairwoman at BARMER GEK
Since 2011 Chief Executive of the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa)
 
Political career
1982 – 1988 Deputy Chairwoman for the SPD MK branch
1986 – 1990 Member of the SPD National Party Council
1989 – 1999 Member of the SPD Branch Managing Board Bochum branch
1990 – 1998 Chairwoman at the SPD party for the district Bochum-Mitte
2001 – 2011 Member of the SPD executive board
2001 – 2007 Deputy leader NRW-SPD
2005 – 2007 President of the SPD executive board
   
Since 2008 Member of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum University Council