Dr Horst Risse has been Secretary-General of the German Bundestag since 2013. Previously, from 2010 to 2012, he was Director-General for Parliament and Members and, from 2008 to 2010, Director-General for Information and Documentation. Before coming to the Bundestag, he worked for the Bundesrat (Upper House), where he was head of various divisions and secretary of various Bundesrat committees. From 2003 to 2005 and 2007 to 2009 he headed the secretariat of the 1st and 2nd Joint Bundestag and Bundesrat Federalism Reform Commissions. Horst Risse holds a doctorate in law.
Joined the ASGP in March 2013.