Norbert Brackmann has been the Federal Government Coordinator for the Maritime Industry since 11 April 2018. As the Federal Government Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, Norbert Brackmann coordinates and brings together the Federal Government’s measures to strengthen Germany’s international competitiveness in the fields of shipbuilding, maritime shipping, the port industry and marine technology. He has been a elected Member of Parliament – German Bundestag since 2009. From 2015 to 2018, Mr Brackmann was a Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group on the Budget Committee.
The lawyer has been working for NDR in Hamburg since 1982 (currently on leave of absence); initially as an advisor to the Radio Programme Director, from 1985 to 2000 as Head of the Radio Broadcasting Department, and since 2000 as Head of the New Media Department, which he had previously established as the Director-General’s staff unit. In this function, he was responsible for NDR’s Internet and teletext services, the ARD community facility tagesschau.de and NDR’s intranet. With his election as a member of the German Bundestag in 2009, he is on leave of absence. Norbert Brackmann was co-founder of Digitalradio Nord GmbH, founded in 2000, and was one of its managing directors until 2010.