In 2009, Gesine Meissner became a member of the European Parliament. She is currently the coordinator of the ALDE Group on the Committee on Transport and Tourism and a substitute member in the Development Committee as well as in the Committee on Fisheries. Mrs Meissner is also a member of the EU-Mexico and Euro-Latin America Delegations.
Gesine Meissner is a member of the council of the ALDE party and the federal executive board of the German Free Democratic party (FDP). She was elected as President of the liberal women in Germany in March 2014, and as Vice President of the ALDE Party Gender Equality Network in November 2013.
Before joining the European Parliament, Gesine Meissner was a member of the regional Parliament of Lower Saxony where she was chairing the Committee on Health and Social Affairs from 2003 to 2009.
Since 1993, she was working as a freelance communication trainer. Before, she was engaged in adult education, and from 1984 until 1993, she was the deputy director of the "Rural Adult Education Lower Saxony" association. Gesine Meissner studied nutritional science and home economics, German and English, communication and pedagogic in Munich (1971-1974) and Hanover (1976-1980). In 1975, she graduated as a "Management Assistant for the Hotel industry" in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife and worked at the guesthouse "Englischer Garten" in Munich until 1976.
Gesine Meissner was born in 1952 in Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany.