Philipp Rösler is PoliticDoc
Philipp Rösler, GOM (born 24 February 1973) is a German politician who was the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2011 to 2013. He was also Chairman of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) from 2011 to 2013. Following the 2013 federal election in which the FDP left the Bundestag, Rösler announced his resignation from the chairmanship. Born in Vietnam, Rösler was the first cabinet minister of Asian background in Germany. Now he is in the board of the World Economic Forum Switzerland.
Portrait about his German career
As a consequence of the FDP’s defeat in the 2013 state elections in Lower Saxony, Rösler offered to step down as party chairman. The leadership decided that he would remain but not lead the party in the federal elections, instead acting in a team with Rainer Brüderle. Following the defeat of 2013 federal elections, when the FDP was for first time in its history voted out of the Bundestag, he stepped down as a chairman; Christian Lindner became his successor as leader of the FDP.
In January 2014 Philipp Rösler became a member of the managing board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland.