Burkhard Balz

Burkhard Balz Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank


Responsibilities


Curriculum Vitae


24 July 1969
Born in Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

1989 – 1991
Trained as a bank clerk at Commerzbank AG in Hanover

1991 – 2000
Studied law and political science at the University of Göttingen

2000 – 2001
Traineeship in corporate banking at Commerzbank AG in Hanover and Frankfurt am Main

2001 – 2002
Desk officer at the Commerzbank AG Liaison Office to the European Union in Brussels

2002 – 2004
Corporate customer advisor at Commerzbank AG in Hanover

2004 – 2009
Head of department for institutional clients at Commerzbank AG in Hanover, “Prokura” holder

2009 – 2018
Member of the European Parliament (CDU), serving as the EPP Group’s coordinator on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs since 2014 

Since 1 September 2018
Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Since June 2021
Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures of the Bank for International Settlements (Member)

Activities outside the Bundesbank

  • Baden-Baden Entrepreneur Talks (BBUG), Baden-Baden (Member of the Board of Trustees)
  • Institut für Bank- und Finanzgeschichte e.V., Frankfurt/Main (Member of the Board of Trustees)
  • Bürgerverein Demokratieort Paulskirche e.V., Frankfurt/Main (Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
  • Bündnis Ökonomische Bildung e.V., Frankfurt/Main (Member of the Board of Trustees)