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Dr Jens Weidmann

President of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr Jens Weidmann [+] Dr Jens Weidmann

Responsibilities

  • Communications
  • Legal
  • Economics
  • Research Centre

Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank


Curriculum Vitae


1968-04-20
Born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia

1987 - 1993
Studied economics at the Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences: Aix-Marseille III and at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn; study visit at the Banque de France. Graduated in economics

1994 - 1997
Research assistant at Bonn University's Institute for International Economic Policy

1997
Awarded PhD by Bonn University

1997 - 1999
Employee with the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

1999 - 2003
Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts

2003 - 2006
Head of the Deutsche Bundesbank's Monetary Policy and Analysis Division, and Deputy Head of the Economics Department

2006 - 2011
Head of the Department for Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Federal Chancellor's Office
Latterly also personal representative of the Federal Chancellor charged with preparations for the world economic summits of the G8 and G20 countries

Since May 2011
President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
currently responsible for Directorates General Communications; Legal Services; Economics; and the Research Centre

  • Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
  • Governor of the International Monetary Fund
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements
  • Member of the Plenary and of the Steering Committee of the Financial Stability Board and Chair of the Financial Stability Board’s Standing Committee on Budget and Resources
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Systemic Risk Board

Since November 2015
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements

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