State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Government of Germany, Germany
Rainer Baake was appointed State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in January 2014. Born in Witten in 1955, he studied economics in Marburg, graduating as “Diplom-Volkswirt”. From 1985 – 1991, he served as First District Councillor for Marburg-Biedenkopf, before being appointed State Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Federal Affairs of the state of Hesse. In 1998 he moved on to become State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. From 2006 – 2012 he was the Federal managing director of the NGO German Environmental Aid, and then worked as Executive Director of the Think Tank Agora Energiewende before rejoining the government.