Dr. Michael Münter was born in Nuremberg on February 5th 1973. After training as a bank clerk, he studied history, political science and economics and received his doctorate in political science from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2005.
From 2001 to 2006, he worked as a assistant professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Münter gained administrative and management experience at the German Bundestag (2007 to 2011), the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg (2011 to 2013) and the City of Stuttgart (2013 to 2021).
Since 2016, he was Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility at the City of Stuttgart. Among other topics, he was responsible for the coordination and management of all mobility topics, including air pollution control and the climate protection action programme adopted in 2019.
Since December 1th 2021, Dr. Michael Münter has been Director General at the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg.
Dr. Münter lives in Stuttgart and is father of three children.