Martin Jäger

State Secretary

Martin Jäger

  • Martin Jäger, Staatssekretär im Ministerium für Inneres, Digitalisierung und Migration (Bild: © Innenministerium Baden-Württemberg).

Martin Jäger is state secretary in the Ministry of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration. He deals predominantly with areas of security policy. He previously worked for the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Chancellery.

Martin Jäger was born in 1964 in Ulm. Following professional training to become a photographer, from 1986 onwards he studied ethnology, political science and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. After this he completed preparatory training for the senior-level diplomatic service and took up his first post at the Federal Foreign Office in 1996.

Between 1998 and 2008 he held various positions in the German Federal Chancellery and with the Federal Foreign Office, including at the German embassy in Prague and as a press spokesman. From 2008 to 2013 he was Head of “Global External Affairs and Public Policy” at Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz.

Subsequently, Martin Jäger was appointed German Ambassador to Afghanistan. Before moving back to Baden-Württemberg, which was still home for him and his family, he worked for the Federal Ministry of Finance. Martin Jäger is married and has two children.


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