Prof. Joachim Wuermeling

Executive Board Member, Bundesbank


  • Controlling, Accounting and Organisation
  • Information Technology
  • Data and Statistics
  • Risk Control

19 July 1960

Born in Münster

Academic training in Bayreuth, Erlangen, Dijon and Florence:

  • Law degree and PhD
  • Master of European, International and Comparative Law

1989 to 1993

Personal secretary to the chief of staff and expert on European affairs at the Bavarian representative office in Bonn

1993 to 1995

Expert in the cabinet of Peter Schmidhuber, Member of the European Commission, Brussels

1995 to 1999

Head of section for European affairs at the Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich

1999 to 2005

Member of the European Parliament (CSU), primarily responsible for legal and economic topics, Strasbourg and Brussels

2005 to 2008

State secretary (with civil servant status) at the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology, where he was responsible for coordinating European policy matters

2008 to 2011

Member of the Executive Board of the German Insurance Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.), Berlin

2011 to 2016

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Sparda-Banken, Frankfurt/Main

Since November 2016

  • Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank
  • ECB Supervisory Board – member
  • Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) – member
  • German Financial Stability Committee – member
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – alternate, Board of Directors

Activities outside the Bundesbank

  • E-Finance Lab at the House of Finance – Chairman of the Council
  • Europa-Union Deutschland e.V. – Treasurer
  • Förderverein der Europa-Union Deutschland e.V. – Treasurer
  • Institute for European Politics – member of the Board of Trustees
  • SAFE Policy Council – Mitglied
  • University of Potsdam – lecturing post in European politics; honorary professorship since 2011