Peter Simon, born in Mannheim, graduated in 1995 in law from the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. Following his studies, he worked as lawyer, as personal and legal adviser to the First Mayor and head of the European Affairs Office for the city of Mannheim. 2007 he became head of the Economic Development department of the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar GmbH. He held this position until his election in the European Parliament in 2009. After his second term as MEP, he moved in 2020 to the DSGV as Plenipotentiary to the European Union. Since January 2021 he is Managing Director of WSBI-ESBG.