Andreas Rieckhof

Member since August 2020

Personal information

  • Born: 1959 in Hamburg
  • Nationality: German
  • Place of residence: Hamburg

Current occupation and career history

  • Since 2011: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (“FHH”), State Secretary at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Innovation (until June 2020 Department of Transportation, since June 2020 Department of Economic Affairs)
  • 2007 – 2011: Hanseatic City of Stade, Mayor
  • 2000 – 2007: City of Aurich, Member of the City Council (Economy and Finance) (2000 – 2006) and Chairman of the City Council (2006 – 2007)
  • 1996 – 2000: Consultant, later Head of Department in the joint regional planning Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein and coordinator for the regional development concept in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region
  • 1991 – 1995: FHH, Ministry for Urban Development, member of the founding staff and personal advisor of the Senator for Urban Development (1991 – 1993), Head of the Department for Presidential and Parliamentary Affairs (1993 – 1995)
  • 1988 – 1991: Scientific assistant for several members of the Hamburg City Parliament (1988 – 1989) and for the Social Democratic Party Hamburg (1989 – 1991)


  • Degree (Magister Artium) in History, Political Sciences, Social and Economic History at the University of Hamburg, 1979 – 1986

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • FHG Flughafen Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg²

Memberships in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of business enterprises

  • HHT Hamburg Tourismus GmbH, Hamburg2 (Chairman)
  • HIW Hamburg Invest Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg2 (Chairman)
  • HMC Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Hamburg2 (Chairman)
  • Life Science Nord Management GmbH, Hamburg2 (Chairman)
  • ReGe Hamburg-Projekt-Realisierungsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg2 (Chairman)
  • ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung GmbH, Hamburg2 (Chairman)

Other material activities in addition to the Supervisory Board mandate

  • None

1 Companies of the HHLA Group

2 Company affiliated with the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (other than HHLA group)