Born in 1961 in Bremen, Germany, Holger Münch is President of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). After completing his police officer training, Münch served in the Bremen police force and in the BKA's Close Protection Group unit. From 1991 to 1993 he worked in investigative and management roles in various units of the Bremen Criminal Police. On gaining his degree-level qualification from the German Police University in Münster in 1995, Münch worked in various management roles at the Bremen Police and the Bremen Interior Ministry, focusing particularly on restructuring, controlling and strategic planning. In 2002, Münch was appointed head of the Bremen Police's executive office. In 2005, he became head of the Bremen state criminal police directorate. In 2009, Münch became Bremen Chief of Police - a role held until 2011, when he was appointed Secretary of Bremen's Interior and Sports Ministry. Holger Münch has served as President of the BKA since 2014.