Vita Sven Gerich
The Lord Mayor of Wiesbaden, Sven Gerich, was born in 1974 in Hann. Münden and grew up in the Wiesbaden suburb of Biebrich. Due to some disarray in the family, he spent several years of his childhood and youth in a child and youth welfare facility of the Inner Mission. After finishing his secondary education at the Werner-von-Siemens-Schule, Gerich completed an apprenticeship as a joiner and cabinet maker.
He then worked as a full-time trainer in a gymnastics club before starting at his adoptive father's printers where he learned the printing craft and qualified himself for managing the operation through permanent further education. Since 2000, Gerich has been jointly running the company, which has been family-owned for decades, with his father as co-owner and manager.
Gerich joined the SPD political party in 2003, became a City Councillor in 2006 and Chairman of the City Hall Parliamentary Group in 2011. In March 2013, the people of Wiesbaden elected him as Lord Mayor of the state capital. Sven Gerich is married to his husband, Helge, and lives in the Wiesbaden Künstlerviertel. He is a member of many clubs and associations predominantly in the suburb of Biebrich.