Minister of Economic Affairs

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut

Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Ministerin für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau (Bild: © Wirtschaftsministerium Baden-Württemberg).

Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut is Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing.

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut was born in 1972 in Balingen. After her A-Levels at the Balingen Grammar School, she studied business administration at the University of Tübingen and in 1998 completed her degree with the qualification Graduate in Business Administration. In 2001 she received her PhD from the University of Würzburg.

The economics graduate began her time in London at the investment bank Morgan Stanley; after this, she worked until 2005 as an analyst at Ernst & Young in London and Frankfurt. Since 2006, she has been living in Balingen again with her family. Since 1998, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut has been a shareholder of Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG where, from 2014 until her inauguration as minister in May 2016, she was a member of the supervisory board of the fifth-generation family-run business.

Since May 2016 she has had a seat in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg – having been elected by direct mandate by the constituency of Balingen. On 12 May 2016, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut was appointed Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing for the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut is married to Thomas Hoffmeister and has three daughters.