Mark Helfrich was born on 8 September 1978. As the directly elected Member representing the constituency of Steinburg – Dithmarschen Süd, Mark Helfrich has been a Member of the German Bundestag since October 2013.
After obtaining his Abitur (higher-education entrance qualification) at the Auguste Viktoria-Schule in Itzehoe in 1999, he studied business administration in Göttingen. His first job after graduating, a position in the group internal audit department of the traditional Italian company Barilla, took him to Düsseldorf in 2004. Mark Helfrich returned to Schleswig-Holstein in 2005, since when he has held various controlling positions in the energy sector, including that of assistant to the management of natural gas distribution system operator, former Hamburg Netz GmbH.
After his re-election to the Bundestag in September 2017, Mark Helfrich changed his focus from the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs to the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy. His priority issues here include all aspects of the energy transition, the so-called Energiewende, and climate protection. Mark Helfrich is also a member of the Committee on European Union Affairs, where he serves as the CDU/CSU parliamentary group’s rapporteur on European energy and climate policy.