Wolfgang Gerhardt

President of the Board of Directors, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung

Germany

Wolfgang Gerhardt is the Chair of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, former leader of the German Free Democrat Party and of the FDP Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag. In 1978 and until 1994 he was Member of the state Parliament (Landtag) in Hessen. From 1983 till 1987 he was Chairman of the State Parliamentary Group of the FDP. He became Minister for Science and Art of the State of Hessen and Deputy Chairman of FDP in 1987 and kept this position until 1991. Since 1994 he is a Member of the Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). Wolfgang Gerhardt has been elected Vice-President of Liberal International at the Budapest Congress in 2002. He was re-elected at the 52nd Congress in Dakar in 2003, and the 53rd Congress in Sofia in 2005.