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Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski

German politician
Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski in 1988

Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski (July 3, 1932 – June 21, 2015) was a East German politician and trader. He was born in Berlin. He was director of a main department ('Hauptverwaltungsleiter') in the Ministry for Foreign Trade and German Domestic Trade (1956–62), the Deputy Minister for External Trade (1967–75), and head of the GDR's Kommerzielle Koordinierung (KoKo, 1966–86). He was also a Stasi colonel.

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