Britta Weinmann is the Bundesbank’s new representative in Moscow

Ceremony to mark the change of office at the residence of the German Ambassador ©Nikita Markov
Ceremony to mark the change of office at the residence of the German Ambassador: Burkhard Balz (on the left), Sven Redel, Britta Weinmann and Julian Reischle.

Britta Weinmann is the Bundesbank’s new representative at the German embassy in Moscow. Ms Weinmann, who worked in banking supervision at the Bank’s Regional Office in Hesse prior to this, took over her new role on 1 August from Sven Redel, who is returning to Frankfurt after a four-year stint in Russia’s capital city.

From working as a banking supervisor for major international banks and her involvement in the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), Ms Weinmann knows first-hand how crucial it is to maintain an international dialogue – especially in the area of financial markets. “Continuing this dialogue outside of the EU was, for me, the next obvious step to take.

The change of office was celebrated on 30 September at the residence of the German ambassador in Moscow. Guests included Bundesbank Executive Board member Burkhard Balz and Head of the Directorate General Economic Education, Julian Reischle. They took the opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas with representatives of the Russian and German banking system in Moscow. In his welcoming address, Ambassador Geza von Geyr thanked Mr Balz for visiting Moscow and underlined the important role played by the Bundesbank's representatives at all of Germany’s diplomatic missions.

In his speech, Mr Balz underlined the vital role of cross-border economic links and the need to foster international relationships in the light of current developments such as international trade conflicts.

In her new position as representative, Ms Weinmann will report on topics that are relevant to the Bundesbank. At the same time, she will assist institutions in Russia by providing information about the Bundesbank, Germany’s banking industry, and European monetary policy. Further core tasks will be to establish and maintain important business contacts and support visitors from the Bundesbank, federal ministries and the Bundestag.

Text: Britta Weinmann and Bertram Wieland