Since 35 years Olaf has been working for the City of Bielefeld. Until 2009, he worked for the Social Department. He was responsible for processing legal affairs of social and youth welfare as well as for judicial proceedings and also in charge of management of the Political Committee of the City Council. In 2009, Olaf started working for the Department of Economic Affairs, Urban Planning and Mobility. He coordinated several transnational projects on behalf the City of Bielefeld, some of them as the representative of the Lead Partner (LP). Currently Bielefeld is LP in Horizon 2020 project ReVeAL and in URBACT project Space4People. In both cases Olaf Lewald is coordinating the projects.
Education: Diploma of administration (University of applied sciences for public administration of the Province of North-Rhine Westphalia, Bielefeld, Germany).