Karl-Uwe Bütof

Vice-President

Karl-Uwe Bütof is Head of Department “Innovations and Markets” Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In his long career within the administration of North Rhine-Westphalia, Mr Bütof has been press spokesman for the Government’s President, Head of Europe Section, and Head of several Departments within the Ministry of Constructions and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


2017- now

Innovations and Markets

Head of Department “Innovations and Markets”
2010-2017

Head of Department "State Economic Policy, Digitalization, Industry, Service Sector, Lead Markets"
2005-2010

Head of Departement “State Economic Policy, Industry, Service Sector, Foreign Economic Relations”
2000 - 2005

Head of Department "Industry and Technology Policy, Foreign Trade"
1998 - 2000

Head of the office of Minister Peer Steinbrück (Strategy, cabinet, State Parliament, Bundestag and Bundesrat Affairs, Press, Public relations)
1998 - now

Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia
1994 - 1998

Ministry of Construction of North Rhine-Westphalia

Head of the section for Cabinet, State Parliament, Bundestag and Bundesrat Affairs Head of the Europe section Head of the sub-department "Europe, Companies with a State Holding, Organisation and Further Training"
1989 - 1994

Personal aide and press spokesman for Government President Dr. Fritz Behrens
1986 - 1989

Head of the Regional Planning Section of the District Government of Düsseldorf. Main project: Securing waste disposal sites in compliance with planning law
1984 - 1986

Internship: "Urban development" with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. State Examination: Building Assessor
1979 - 1984

Study of Land-use Planning/Urban Development at the University Dortmund, graduating with a degree in engineering. Focal subjects: Economic questions, planning/energy industry law. Dissertation: "Planning Large Industrial Projects" (analysis of utility value)
1976 - 1978

Training as a nurse at the Krupp-von-Bohlen und Halbach Hospital, Essen
1975 - 1976

Community service
1975

Abitur (German university entrance qualifications), Leibniz-Gymnasium, Essen