Aydan Özoğuz (born 31 May 1967) is a German politician. She is a member of the Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) (since 2009), and was elected deputy chairperson of the party in 2011. She currently serves as Minister of State in the German Chancellery and Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration (since 2013).
She was born on 31 May 1967 in Finkenau, Hamburg to Turkish parents, who came to Germany in 1958. She grew up in Hamburg-Lokstedt. Her parents went later into their own food business. Aydan Özoğuz acquired the German citizenship in 1989. She has two brothers, Yavuz and Gürhan.
Özoğuz is on the board of trustees of the “Muslim Academy in Germany” (German: Muslimische Akademie in Deutschland), a foundation in Berlin. Since 2010, she is also deputy member of the board of the trustees of the German Historical Museum and the Foundation for History of Federal Republic of Germany (German: Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland). Continue reading Look who’s Germany’s “Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration”!