Günther H. Oettinger serves as the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources. From 2014 to 2016 Oettinger was the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. He previously served as vice president of the Barroso II commission and is affiliated with the European People’s Party (EPP). He served as minister-president of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg between 2005 and 2010 and as chairman of the CDU Baden-Württemberg from 2005 until 2010. During his time as Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy in 2011, Mr. Oettinger was a keynote speaker at EE Global in Brussels, Belgium. Oettinger studied Law and Economics at the University of Tübingen. He worked in an accounting and tax consulting business, before being licensed in 1984 to practice law and worked in this sector until 1988.