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The Federal Agency's Executive Board

The Executive Board leads the Federal Agency of Employment and its operations. It consists of the director and two further members.

Detlef Scheele

Biography of Detlef Scheele

Detlef Scheele, Director Labour Market of the Federal Employment Agency

born on September 30, 1956 in Hamburg, married, three children

Job history:
  • 1979–1984: Studies in Political, Sports and Educational Sciences with a focus on government and sports history at the University of Hamburg
  • 1985–1987: Personal assistant to the SPD regional chairman
  • 1987–1995: Zentrum zur beruflichen Qualifizierung, zebra e.V., managing director from 1991 onwards
  • 1995–2008: Managing director of HAB Hamburger Arbeit – Beschäftigungsgesellschaft mbH; from 1997 also managing director of Arbeitsstiftung Hamburg – Gesellschaft für Mobilität im Arbeitsmarkt mbH
  • 2008–2009: State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • 2010–2011: Management spokesman, ELBE-Werkstätten GmbH
  • 2011–2015: Senator for Employment, Social and Family Affairs and Integration for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • 2015: Member of the Executive Board of the Federal Employment Agency
  • since 01.04.2017: Director Labour Market of the Federal Employment Agency
Daniel Terzenbach

Biography of Daniel Terzenbach

Daniel Terzenbach, Director, Regions of the Federal Employment Agency

born on 7 November 1980 in Freiensteinau, married, two children

Job history:
  • 2000 – 2004: Social Management studies (Dortmund)
  • 2004 – 2006: Research Associate at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Dortmund
  • 2006 – 2009: Cooperation, networks and management at the Märkischer Kreis Job Centre
  • 2009 – 2012: Project Leader and line management functions in the control units of the headquarters of the Federal Employment Agency (BA)
  • 2012 – 2017: Senior manager in the BA headquarters in various functions (heading the office of the Director, Regions, heading the management support area)
  • 2015 – 2018: Representative of the BA Board for operational refugee management
  • 2017 – 2019: Director of Quality, Implementation and Advice (QUB) at BA headquarters
  • 2014 – 2019: Study of Management and Regulation of Labour, Economy and Organisations
    (Master Degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Since 2019: Member of the Board of the Federal Employment Agency
Christiane Schönefeld

Biography of Christiane Schönefeld

Christiane Schönefeld, Director, Resources of the Federal Employment Agency

born on 11th July 1957 in Lüdenscheid, two children

Job history:
  • 1976 – 1986: Law studies at the University of Cologne; 2nd state examination
  • 1986 – 1995: Various positions within the Federal Labor Office
  • 1995 – 1999: Director of the Employment Office Duisburg
  • 1999 – 2004: Vice President of the State Employment Office North Rhine-Westphalia of the Federal Labor Office
  • 2004 – 2019: Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Regional Directorate North Rhine-Westphalia of the Federal Employment Agency
  • August 2018 – January 2019: Member of the Commission of the Federal Government "Growth, structural change and employment"
  • Since 25.09.2019: Member of the Board of the Federal Employment Agency