At today's meeting of the Administrative Board, Christina Ramb was elected as the new Chair of the Administrative Board of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA). She succeeds Steffen Kampeter, who resigned from the Board in October. This is the first time that the Praesidium of the Administrative Board with the two alternating Chairmen Anja Piel (Employees) and Christina Ramb (Employers) and Vanessa Ahuja (Public Authorities) has three women.
Christina Ramb was already a member of the BA Administrative Board from 2012 to 2018, first as deputy, then as permanent member. She gained many years of experience in various positions at the Bundesvereinigung der deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (Federation of German Employers’ Associations–BDA). In 2018, she moved to the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia as Head of the Labour and Qualification Department. In September she returned to the BDA as a member of the executive board.
Anja Piel replaced Annelie Buntenbach in July this year. From 2010 to 2013 she was chairwoman of the Lower Saxony branch of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and between 2013 and March 2020 she was parliamentary party leader of her party in the Lower Saxony state parliament. She then moved to the Bundesvorstand des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes (Federal Executive Committee of the German Trade Union Federation–DGB).
Vanessa Ahuja is Head of Department at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and responsible for labour market policy, employment of foreigners, unemployment insurance and basic provision for job seekers. She already followed Elisabeth Neifer-Porsch last year. Since 1999 she has been working in various departments of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, dealing mainly with issues of labour market policy and unemployment insurance.
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