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Christoph Verenkotte

Pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion

Christoph Verenkotte (born in Rüdesheim am Rhein in 1958) has been the Pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion since 1 March 2010.

He is mar­ried and has two adult sons.

President of the Federal Office of Administration: Christoph Verenkotte  President of the Federal Office of Administration: Christoph Verenkotte

1964 to 1977School at­ten­dance and high­er-ed­u­ca­tion en­trance qual­i­fi­ca­tion (Abitur) in the Rhineland, Frank­furt am Main and Bad Hom­burg
1977 to 1978Ba­sic mil­i­tary ser­vice at the Bun­deswehr in Cologne and Wet­zlar
1978 to 1983Stud­ies of law, his­to­ry and phi­los­o­phy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bonn
1984First state ex­am­i­na­tion in law, fol­lowed by prac­ti­cal train­ing in le­gal work in Cologne
1987Sec­ond state ex­am­i­na­tion
1987 to 1988Lawyer ad­mit­ted to the Re­gion­al Court of Cologne in a medi­um-sized law firm
1988 to 1990Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion, desk of­fi­cer pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion on for­eign law, Head of Di­vi­sion: Mi­gra­tion, Head of Di­vi­sion: Or­ga­ni­za­tion / BVA branch of­fices
1990 to 1991Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Po­lice de­part­ment (desk of­fi­cer com­bat­ing in­ter­na­tion­al or­ga­nized crime and fight against drugs)
1991 to 1994Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Pri­vate Sec­re­tary to the Par­lia­men­tary State Sec­re­tary Dr. Horst Waf­fen­schmidt, Mem­ber of the Ger­man Bun­destag
1994 to 1996Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Or­ga­ni­za­tion de­part­ment (Head of Di­vi­sion: Ad­vice and ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tance to east­ern Eu­ro­pean coun­tries)
1996 to 03/2000Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Di­rec­tor-Gen­er­al: Ad­mis­sion of eth­nic Ger­man re­set­tlers, in­te­gra­tion projects
04/2000 to 01/2002Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Po­lice de­part­ment (Head of Di­vi­sion: EU af­fairs)
02/2002 to 03/2006Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Of­fice of the Chief In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer (Head of Di­vi­sion: IT se­cu­ri­ty)
04/2006 to 05/2008Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Di­rec­torate-Gen­er­al Fed­er­al Po­lice (Di­rec­tor, Deputy-Di­rec­tor Gen­er­al)
05/2008 to 02/2010Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or, Di­rec­tor-Gen­er­al: Fed­er­al Po­lice
Since 03/2010Pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion