Manfred Lahnstein (born 20 December 1937) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). In 1982 he was German Federal Minister of Finance as well as Federal Minister of Economics and until 2004 worked for the media conglomerate Bertelsmann.
|Federal Minister of Finance|
28 April 1982 – 4 October 1982
|Preceded by||Hans Matthöfer|
|Succeeded by||Gerhard Stoltenberg|
|Federal Minister of Economics|
17 September 1982 – 4 October 1982
|Preceded by||Otto Graf Lambsdorff|
|Succeeded by||Otto Graf Lambsdorff|
|Member of the Bundestag|
29 March 1983 – 31 August 1983
|Born||20 December 1937|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)|
The son of a country doctor in Erkrath, Manfred Lahnstein grew up with three siblings.
In 1982, Lahnstein became West Germany's minister of finance under Helmut Schmidt. To 1983 he was professional politician. In 1983 Manfred Lahnstein was recruited by Bertelsmann AG in Gütersloh, from the Bundestag. At Bertelsmann, he was initially on the board responsible for printing and industrial enterprises, and moved in 1994 as a member of the Supervisory Board. From 1998 to 2004 he worked for the Bertelsmann Group, as special representative of the Board.
From 1986, he is professor of culture and media management at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Since 1994, he heads in Hamburg the consulting firm Lahnstein & Partners, International Consultants.
Since 1996, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of one of Germany's largest private foundations, the ZEIT-Stiftung.
He was the first German and Non-Jew to become Chairman of the Board of Governors at the University of Haifa in 2001, where he had been Governor since 1996. The Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa was founded in 2001 on this occasion by the ZEIT-Stiftung.
Lahnstein is married to Sonja Lahnstein-Kandel. They live in Hamburg and have one daughter and a son from his first marriage.
- "Die Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages - 1.-13. Wahlperiode: Alphabetisches Gesamtverzeichnis" [The members of the German Bundestag - 1st - 13th term of office: Alphabetical complete index]. webarchiv.bundestag.de (in German). Deutscher Bundestag, Verwaltung WD 3 / ZI 5. 28 February 1998. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
- "Schmidt Appoints Lahnstein To Post of Finance Minister". New York Times. 28 April 1982. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- The New York Times (24 July 1984). "German communications giant looks to U.S. for future growth". The Montreal Gazette. pp. A-14. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- Members Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).
- Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dres. h.c. Manfred Lahnstein on Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.