Omid Nouripour

Chairman, Alliance 90/The Greens

Omid Nouripour was born on June 18th, 1975 in Tehran. At the age of thirteen, he moved to
Frankfurt/Main, Germany with his parents and his sister. Mr. Nouripour was granted German
citizenship in 2002 and holds both an Iranian and a German passport.
After graduating from high school in Frankfurt/Main, Omid Nouripour studied German
Philology, Political Science and Law, as well as Philosophy and Macroeconomics at
Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz.
Before becoming a member of the German Parliament, he worked as an assistant to a
member of the European Parliament and as a journalist for a leading German newspaper.
Since 1996, Omid Nouripour has been an active member of the German Green Party
(Alliance 90/The Greens). He first worked on an initiative for strengthening the rights of
immigrants in Germany. From 1999 until 2003 he was the chairman of the Green Party’s
Youth Organisation in Hessen, his German home state. In December 2002 Omid Nouripour
was elected to the board of the federal Green Party and he remained on as a board member
until December 2006. From 2002 until 2009 he was also the spokesperson of the Federal
Working Committee on Migrants and Refugees of the Green Party.
Omid Nouripour became a member of parliament in September 2006, taking over the seat
of Joschka Fischer, the former German foreign minister. Mr. Nouripour first worked on
European issues and Home affairs and was a member of the Budget Committee, the
Committee of Defense, and the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.
Omid Nouripour was the ranking member of the Green Party parliamentary group in the
Foreign Affairs Committee during the 19th legislative period and the Green Party's
spokesman on foreign affairs. He was re-elected to the Bundestag in the September 2021
federal election and won the seat in his constituency.
Since February 2022 Omid Nouripour has been elected as the co-chairman of BÜNDNIS

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