Mr Norbert Lins MEP has been the Chair of the Committee on Agricultural and Rural Development (AGRI) since he took up his second mandate in the European Parliament in 2019. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 2014, serving as a member of the AGRI and ENVI Committees. He attributes his interest in and ability to relate to the situation of farmers to having grown up on his own family’s farm in Southern Germany.
Prior to his election, he worked as a consultant for the promotion of broadband, following positions as personal assistant to the then Minister of Agriculture in Baden-Württemberg, Rudolf Köberle. He previously worked in the regional council in Tübingen and served as head of the office for MEP Andreas Schwab from 2004 until 2009. He holds a Master degree in European Administrative Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwisburg and Kehl, Germany.