Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, is a new member of the SAFE Policy Council. The Policy Council advises the SAFE Policy Center in its efforts to build and expand a network of policy makers and political institutions inside and outside of Europe. It contributes to shaping the agenda of the Policy Center by identifying relevant topics and appraises critically the projects of the Policy Center and their implementation. Chairman of the Policy Council is Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.
In April 2018, Kukies was appointed State Secretary for financial market policy and European policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance. Prior to that, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs AG and Managing Director of the Frankfurt branch of Goldman Sachs International. Kukies is a trained economist. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago. He also studied Sciences Economiques at Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, and earned a Master in Public Administration at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.