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Michael Westhagemann: Vom Elektriker zum Senator

Hamburgs Wirtschaftssenator Michael Westhagemann.

Hamburgs Wirtschaftssenator Michael Westhagemann.

Foto: Marcelo Hernandez

Der Topmanager hat eine ungewöhnliche Karriere hingelegt, jetzt führt er die Behörde für Wirtschaft. Ein Familienmensch und Kumpeltyp.

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Die Familie gab den Anstoß für die nächste Stufe auf der Karriereleiter

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Fast alle drei Jahre ging es in eine neue Stadt

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Dann rief Bürgermeister Tschentscher ihn im Auto an

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Er will große Unternehmen nach Hamburg holen

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Seine Energie scheint unbegrenzt vorhanden zu sein

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