Patrick Meinhardt, born in Baden-Baden in 1966. Since 2014 Patrick Meinhardt has been working in BVMW and has had different positions here. He has started his journey in the Association as a Federal Director of Politics. Currently he is a Director of European Politics, Chairman of the BVMW – Foundation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Vice-President of European Entrepreneurs CEA PME and Secretary General of the Bildungsallianz des Mittelstands (Education Alliance of the German Mittelstand).
Patrick Meinhardt was from 2005 to 2013 a member of the FDP faction in the German Bundestag. He was a member of the group’s executive committee, educational spokesman and chairman of the working group Innovation, Society and Culture.
In addition, he headed the parliamentary group East Africa and was Deputy Chairman of the Central Asian Parliamentary Group.