Dr Jens Weidmann (b. 1968) has been President of the Deutsche Bundesbank since May 2011. He is a member of the Governing Council of the ECB, represents Germany in the IMF and other international bodies, and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) since November 2015.
After studying economics in Bonn and Aix-en-Provence, Jens Weidmann obtained his doctorate at the University of Bonn. From 1997 to 1999, he worked at the IMF in Washington before becoming Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts. In 2003, he joined the Bundesbank as head of the Monetary Policy and Analysis Division. Dr Weidmann headed the Economic and Fiscal Policy Department at the Federal Chancellery from 2006 to 2011, also serving as the Federal Chancellor’s sherpa for the world economic summits of the G8 and G20 countries.