Annalena Baerbock has been Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs since 8 December 2021.
From 2018 to 2022, Baerbock served as co-leader of Alliance 90/The Greens. She was the party's chancellor candidate in the 2021 federal election, making her the first such candidate for the Greens and, after Angela Merkel only the second woman to be nominated for chancellor by a major German political party.
Born in Hanover, West Germany, in 1980, Baerbock attended the University of Hamburg and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was first elected to the Bundestag in 2013. From 2012 to 2015, she was a member of the party council of Alliance 90/The Greens and from 2009 to 2013 the leader of her party's state group in Brandenburg.