Michael Best

Michael Best Director General Communications

Born on 27 November 1956 in Saarbrücken

1975 – 1982
Degree in economics, philosophy and political science at Saarland University in Saarbrücken

1982
Graduated in economics

1977 – 1993
Radio and TV reporter and presenter in Saarbrücken and Frankfurt

1993 – 1998
Chief Editor of “ARD-Aktuell” at regional TV and radio broadcaster HR in Frankfurt

1998 – 2001
Political correspondent at the ARD's main studio in Berlin

2001 – 2004
Economics programme director at regional TV and radio broadcaster HR

2004 – 2007
Current affairs programme director at regional TV and radio broadcaster HR

2007 – 2011
Stock exchange programme director at regional TV and radio broadcaster HR, responsible for financial reporting at national broadcaster ARD

Since 1 October 2011
Director General Communications, spokesman for Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann