Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut was born in Balingen in 1972. After graduating from high school in Balingen, she studied business administration at the University of Tübingen, graduated with a degree in business administration and received her doctorate from the University of Würzburg in 2001.
In her time in London, Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut began her career at the investment bank Morgan Stanley, after which she worked as an analyst at Ernst & Young in London and Frankfurt until 2005. Since 1999, she has been a shareholder of Bizerba SE & Co. KG in Balingen. There, she was a member of the Supervisory Board from 2014 until she took office as Minister in May 2016.
She has been a member of the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg since May 2016. On May 12, 2016, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut was appointed Minister of Economics, Labor and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg.