Bengaluru, India, February 20, 2023. Technology company, Continental hosted a delegation comprising German members of parliament, in Bengaluru. The German delegation was received and welcomed by senior Continental India leadership, showcasing India as a growing market and innovation hub with a strong engineering talent pool for the global technology company. The delegation was organized by the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
The delegation from Germany comprised
Mr. Thorsten Frei is a Member of Parliament, a lawyer, and the first Chief Whip of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. From 2018 – 2021, he served as the Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU in the fields of Domestic and Judicial policy.
Dr. Hendrik Hoppenstedt, a Member of Parliament, is the former Minister of State for Bureaucracy Reduction and Federal-State Relations at the Federal Chancellery. He is a lawyer and Vice Chief Whip of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. Since 2021, he has been serving as a Member of the Council of Elders and in the Conciliation Committee between the German Parliament and the Federal Council.
Mr. Stefan Müller, a Member of Parliament, and a banking specialist are the Vice Chief Whip of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. Also since 2018, he has been a member of the parliamentary executive of the CSU state group.
Mr. Patrick Schnieder, Member of Parliament, is a lawyer and MP of the CDU who currently serves as a Chief Whip of the Parliamentary Group ‘Belgium-Luxembourg’ since 2022. From 2011 until 2018, Mr. Schnieder served as the General Secretary of the CDU in the Rhineland- Palatinate.