Biography Michael Hinterdobler
Michael Hinterdobler is directing the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU since January 2014. As director, he supports together with his team the Bavarian State Minister of European Affairs and International Relations, Dr. Beate Merk, in representing Bavaria’s interests towards the EU-institutions. In his former position as Director International Relations, South East Europe, Alpine Region, North America at the Bavarian State Chancellery, he was responsible for the development of international relations with countries and regions from 2005 onwards. Between 2001 and 2005, he was Director of the State of Bavaria Québec Office in Montreal, Canada, where he promoted the cooperation between Bavaria, Québec and Canada in the fields of politics, administration, business development, science, technology, environment, education, culture, media and society. Bavarian-born Michael Hinterdobler studied law in Munich and started his civil service career in 1997 at the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance.