Martin Kieffer was born in 1958 and has been working for more than twenty years for the German and European food and beverage industry.
As managing director of the Federal Association of the German Spirits Industry and Importers he looked after food and tax legislation in Europe and abroad. His mission was to represent producers and importers during legal proceedings as well as to consult companies on food law, unfair competition law, intellectual property, import duties and excise taxes.
From 2006 to 2008 he chaired the Internal Committee of the European Spirits Association and from 1998 to 2001 its General Affairs Committee.
After his second state law examination he started his career in the international department of the German Life Insurance Association dealing with the introduction of free movement in the field if life insurances.
Martin Kieffer is co-author of the practice handbook of food labelling of the Behr´s Verlag. He regularly gives presentations regarding German and European food law.