BERLIN. This is the week of the Frank-Jürgen Weise. First he gives the blueprint to the Secretary of Defense whose masterpiece – the armed forces reform – and then Chancellor Angela Merkel, the good news: With almost three million unemployed is the lowest level in 18 years reached. His main job while head of the Federal Employment Agency (BA). In fact, the sporty and unpretentious colonel in the reserves of many: Manager, Controller, reformer, refurbishers. Only one thing he is not: politicians. Therefore, he will have to bear it silently that his minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced it yesterday and stole the show completely unusual, even the income figures from Nuremberg.
The business of politics leaves the 59-year-olds aware of the profile-conscious professional politicians – and sees himself as a sober executor. Not recognize a few in Berlin in the former manager and reformer of the early notoriously ailing BA indeed higher qualifications. Many have considered the way, even as a management consultant to the government – far beyond the labor market policy.
His results speak for themselves: The former bureaucratic monster in Nuremberg, he has long since conquered and trimmed for efficiency and performance. The Bundeswehr reform, he formally leaves the minister as he left the implementation of the Hartz IV reform of ministerial self-praise. But the Commission report, which he handed to Guttenberg on Tuesday, has it all: There are no experts who question the meaning and the necessity of the proposals. These include but are those that require real political courage to implement. Knew that way before, especially when he received the warning from the Defense Ministry, the complete removal of the house from the Rhine to the Spree with garlands honest word only, but failed to move demand to think over.
put his pragmatism, organizational obligation on political freestyle have shown the early birds quickly that it the work of the reformer is closer than the search for political compromises. He is well versed in the art of the possible. Its reputation at a notoriously tricky point in the transmission of labor market policies he has in his current position as head of the Federal Agency for the year 2004 (2002 he was CEO) not only sold in the world of business and officials, but also the trade unions. If many appreciate him as a vanity, they cancel out the same goal-maker, the manager then.
Born in Radebeul near Dresden, he undertook after high school for twelve years in the army, was a paratrooper and company commander. There he also studied economics. After the change in the industry was way after a few years on the board with ball bearing manufacturer FAG Fischer. He was already responsible for all that, which he supervised until today in Nuremberg: finance, controlling, human resources and IT.