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Roderich Egeler

President from 2008 to 2015

On 1 August 2008 Roderich Egeler was appointed President of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) and Federal Returning Officer.

Roderich Egeler was born in Obernkirchen (Niedersachsen) in 1950. After his economics studies in Bonn and Cologne he joined the Federal Civil Defence Agency in 1978. There Roderich Egeler worked as Assistant Head of Section, Head of Section and Head of Division. In the disaster control department, the focus of his work was on the equipment and training of the units of extended disaster control and the organisation of repair activities. Also, he was Head of the Budget Section of the Federal Civil Defence Agency for several years and was Commissioner for the Budget of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief.

In 1991 Roderich Egeler joined the Budget Division of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

In 1993 he became Head of the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The Procurement Office is a modern service provider regarding purchases for the authorities and institutions within the Ministry’s area of competence and now also for many other organisations of the Federation. During his term, the purchasing processes were changed over to electronic web-based purchasing systems and procedures.

In the "super election year" of 2009 Roderich Egeler had the task of conducting the election of the Members of the European Parliament from the Federal Republic of Germany and the election to the 17th German Bundestag. Other major focuses of the President’s work are the preparation of the register-based 2011 Census, administrative cost measurement, as well as the reform of business statistics and the further development of foreign trade statistics.

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Dr. Georg Thiel, president since 2017

Dr. Georg Thiel
President since 2017

Former Presidents

Dieter Sarreither, president since 2015

Dieter Sarreither
from 2015 to 2017

Roderich Egeler, president since 2008

Roderich Egeler
from 2008 to 2015

Walter Radermacher, President from 2006 to 2008

Walter Radermacher
from 2006 to 2008

Johann Hahlen, President from 1995 to 2006

Johann Hahlen
from 1995 to 2006

Hans Günther Merk, President from 1992 to 1995

Hans Günther Merk
from 1992 to 1995

Egon Hölder, President from 1983 to 1992

Egon Hölder
from 1983 to 1992

Franz Kroppenstedt, President from 1980 to 1983

Franz Kroppenstedt
from 1980 to 1983

Dr. Hildegard Bartels, President from 1972 to 1980

Dr. Hildegard Bartels
from 1972 to 1980

Patrick Schmidt, President from 1964 to 1972

Patrick Schmidt
from 1964 to 1972

Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fürst, President from 1948 to 1964

Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fürst
from 1948 to 1964

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