Speaker profile


  • Ms Silvana Koch-Mehrin
    MEP and EIF Political Member
    European Parliament


She is a Member of the Bureau of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

She is a Member of Parliament's Bureau and Committee on Petitions. She is a Substitute in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and in the Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Studied economics and history (until 1995); PhD: title of thesis: 'Historical currency union' (1998).

Co-founder and manager of business consultancy (until July 2004).

Chairwoman of the FDP's Extraterritorial Group (Europe) (1999).  Member, Executive Committee, FDP (1999); Member, Bureau, FDP (2004). Member of the ELDR Party Council (since 2002).

Vice-Chairwoman of the ALDE Group; Chairwoman of the FDP in the European Parliament.

Member of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum; ambassador for SOS-Children's Villages, Germany.

'Woman of the Year' (2004 - award from Freundin magazine); Political award: 'Up and coming politician of the year' (2004).

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