Philipp Steinberg is the Chief of Staff to German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
He is Deputy Director General of the Department for Political Planning and Strategy.
Earlier, he worked in the Federal Ministry of Financial Affairs in the Budget – and European Affairs Directorates as well as in the Headquarters oft he Social Democratic Party where he headed the Financial Policy Unit and was Special Advisor to Party Chairman Sigmar Gabriel.
After having received his International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, GB, he studied law, economic policy and taxation at the universities of Berlin (Humboldt-University), Paris (Panthéon-Assas) and Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms Universität). He holds a PhD in economic law, an MBA and a licence en droit.
He authors two books and numerous articles on economic law, economic policy and taxation.
Philipp is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) where he holds different functions, until 2013 he was Vice-Chairman of Berlin SPD. He was born in Ann Arbor, USA.