Axel Weber

Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, President of the German Bundesbank (2004-2011), Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS (2012-March 2022)

Axel Weber

Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, President of the German Bundesbank (2004-2011), Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS (2012-March 2022)

Prof. Dr. Axel Weber is former President of the German Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the major Swiss bank UBS until spring 2022. The economist is internationally respected as an expert on monetary and currency theory and related policy. Axel Weber (*1957) holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Konstanz and a doctorate in economics from the University of Siegen, where he is also habilitated. Prof. Dr. Weber was Director of the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt am Main from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004 he was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts and subsequently served as President of the Deutsche Bundesbank until 2011. He renewed the German central bank, which has achieved international recognition again under his leadership, and he stood by the government during the financial crisis. During his time as Bundesbank President he was also a member of the Governing Council of the ECB, a member of the Executive Board of the Bank for International Settlements, German Governor of the International Monetary Fund and a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors. In 2011 he was a member of the Steering Committees of the European Systemic Risk Board and from 2010 to 2011 of the Financial Stability Board. In 2012 Axel A. Weber was elected to the Board of Directors of UBS AG and in 2014 to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG. He holds the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors of both UBS AG and UBS Group AG until spring 2022. He also chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee. His academic career includes professorships in international economics, monetary economics and economic theory at the Universities of Cologne, Frankfurt am Main and Bonn, and a visiting professorship at the University of Chicago - Booth School. He holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Konstanz and is Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. Prof. Dr. Weber is a member and chairman of various commissions and committees. He is for example member of the European Banking Group as well as the International Advisory Councils of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Group of Thirty in Washington D.C. Furthermore, he is a member and European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission and advisor of the board of Flossbach von Storch. Axel Weber is an eloquent speaker and a precise observer of economic developments, which he presents in his lectures in a clear and lively manner.

About Axel Weber

Prof. Dr. Axel Weber is former President of the German Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the major Swiss bank UBS until spring 2022. The economist is internationally respected as an expert on monetary and currency theory and related policy.

Axel Weber (*1957) holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Konstanz and a doctorate in economics from the University of Siegen, where he is also habilitated.

Prof. Dr. Weber was Director of the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt am Main from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004 he was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts and subsequently served as President of the Deutsche Bundesbank until 2011. He renewed the German central bank, which has achieved international recognition again under his leadership, and he stood by the government during the financial crisis. During his time as Bundesbank President he was also a member of the Governing Council of the ECB, a member of the Executive Board of the Bank for International Settlements, German Governor of the International Monetary Fund and a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors. In 2011 he was a member of the Steering Committees of the European Systemic Risk Board and from 2010 to 2011 of the Financial Stability Board.

In 2012 Axel A. Weber was elected to the Board of Directors of UBS AG and in 2014 to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG. He holds the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors of both UBS AG and UBS Group AG until spring 2022. He also chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee.

His academic career includes professorships in international economics, monetary economics and economic theory at the Universities of Cologne, Frankfurt am Main and Bonn, and a visiting professorship at the University of Chicago - Booth School. He holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Konstanz and is Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main.

Prof. Dr. Weber is a member and chairman of various commissions and committees. He is for example member of the European Banking Group as well as the International Advisory Councils of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Group of Thirty in Washington D.C. Furthermore, he is a member and European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission and advisor of the board of Flossbach von Storch.

Axel Weber is an eloquent speaker and a precise observer of economic developments, which he presents in his lectures in a clear and lively manner.

Topics

  • Prospects of the European Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Global Imbalances - Challenges for Economic Policy
  • The current state of the economy and the financial markets
  • Economic perspectives for the financial markets