Prof. (apl.) Dr. Uwe Lahl, (born 1951), completed an apprenticeship and then worked until 1973 as a laboratory assistant. After studying German language and literature, educational and social sciences and chemistry at the University of Bremen (Germany) between 1974 and 1978, he took his doctorate in 1982. He then worked in public sector roles in Bielefeld and Bremen (Germany) before moving to the private sector in 1995 as managing director of BZL Kommunikation und Projektsteuerung GmbH. From 1997 to 1998 he was an assistant professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt and he still has links with the university, where he is an adjunct professor. Between 2001 and 2009 Lahl was Head of Department at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. He followed this by returning to BZL Kommunikation und Projektsteuerung GmbH as Managing Director. Since 2014 he has been Director-General and permanent representative of the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg.
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