Jutta Blankau
Ministry for Urban Development and Environment

Born 04.11.1954 in Hamburg, married, one child
1961 - 1975 Schooling in Hamburg, general university entrance qualification at Wirtschaftsgymnasium Harburg (commercial high school)
1975 - 1977 Vocational training as insurance manager/broker (Versicherungskauffrau) with Deutscher Ring, Hamburg
1977 - 1988 History, politics and law studies at the University of Hamburg
1979 Joined the SPD (German Social Democratic Party)
1979 Chair of University of Hamburg Students’ Union Executive Committee, Young Socialists University Group
1988 State law examination following single-stage legal training in Hamburg (fully qualified lawyer)
1988 Legal protection secretary with the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) in L├╝beck
1988 - 2005 District Secretary of the metal workers’ union IG Metall, coastal district – focusing on wages policy
2002 - 2006 Deputy Chair of SPD Hamburg regional party
2005 - 2011 Leader of the IG Metall, coastal district; supervisory board member of Airbus Operations GmbH, Premium AEROTEC GmbH, Daimler Luft- und Raumfahrtholding AG
Senator since 23 March 2011