Member of German Parliament (MP)
Thomas Heilmann is an Internet entrepreneur and fully qualified lawyer. Before he went into politics, he founded many companies, such as an advertising agency, which was later merged into Scholz & Friends, one of europes largest independent communication network. Heilmann became known as a co-founder, start-up financier and small shareholder of various start-ups (including mytoys, Xing, Pixelpark and Facebook). In 1999 Heilmann became the internet spokesperson for Angela Merkel. From 2012 to 2016 Heilmann was Berlin's Senator for Justice and Consumer Protection. In 2017 he was elected to the German Bundestag. Here he is Boardmember of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and spokesman of the working group 'Future of Work'. Thomas Heilmann is a member of the Committees on Labour and Social Affairs and the Digital Agenda, spokesman for Blockchain and was significantly involved in the German government's Blockchain strategy. His most important voluntary commitment is to 'Save the Children', the world's largest children's aid organization, of which he is chairman of the board in Germany and internationally. Heilmann lives with his wife and four children in Berlin.