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The Federal Returning Officer – Dr. Ruth Brand

Diese Bild zeigt die Bundeswahlleiterin Dr. Ruth Brand. © Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis)

Dr. Ruth Brand was born in Lemgo in 1967. After completing her studies and obtaining her doctor's degree in economics in Hanover, she became a member of the academic staff at the Federal Institute for Employment in Nuremberg. In 2001, she moved to the Federal Statistical Office, where she first worked in the field of de facto anonymisation of statistical microdata. Afterwards, she worked in agricultural statistics for many years, before she was appointed Head of the Department “Health, Social Statistics, Education and Households”.

From April 2020 to December 2022, Dr. Brand was Head of the Procurement Agency of the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Taking effect on 1 January 2023, she has been appointed President of the Federal Statistical Office and Federal Returning Officer.