Dr Joachim Pfeiffer is the economic and energy policy spokesman for the CDU/CSU of the parliamentary group. He was born in Mutlangen and studied business economics with a technical orientation at the University of Stuttgart. He held a scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation during his studies. He began his political career in 1990, whilst he was studying toward his doctorate. From 1992 to 1997 Dr. Pfeiffer was employed by the electric supply company Energie Versorgung Schwaben AG (EVS). Here he gained particular experience in mergers & acquisitions. Soon after obtaining his doctorate in 1997 he was the head of economic and employment promotion activities for Stuttgart. Since 2002 Dr Pfeiffer is a member of the German Parliament. In 2009 Dr Pfeiffer became the economics and energy policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, he is also a lecturer at the University of Stuttgart.