Markus Blume has been Bavarian State Minister for Science and Art since February 2022, previously he was Secretary General of the CSU from 2018 to 2022. He was in charge of the CSU policy program "The Order". Blume has belonged to the bavarian state parliament since 2008. The father of two lives in Munich. Prior to his career as a politician, Blume was the founder and CEO of a mid-sized company.