Katja Hessel in 2016
|Member of the Bundestag|
|Assumed office |
|Born||5 May 1972|
Nürnberg, West Germany
|Alma mater||University of Erlangen–Nuremberg|
Katja Hessel (born 5 May 1972) is a German lawyer and politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Bavaria since 2017.
Hessel was born in Nuremberg in 1972. In 1991, she passed her Abitur and then studied law in Erlangen until 1996. She passed her first state examination in 1996 and her second in 1998.
Kessel started working as a lawyer in her own law firm in 1999 and became a tax consultant in 2002.
In 1999, Hessel joined the FDP. She was a State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology under minister Martin Zeil in the government of Minister-President Horst Seehofer from 2008 to 2013.
Hessel became a member of the Bundestag in the 2017 German federal election, representing the Nuremberg North district. She is a member of the Finance Committee, which she has been chairing since 2020.
In addition to her committee assignments, Hessel is part of the German-Japanese Parliamentary Friendship Group.