Hans-Helmut Kotz

Hans-Helmut Kotz is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). Since 2010 he is a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Center for European Studies as well as a Visiting Professor in the Economics Department.

He is also on Freiburg University’s Economics Faculty, senior advisor to McKinsey & Co. (since 2011), on the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG, Frankfurt/Zurich (since 2013) and a non-executive Member of the Board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon (since 2017). 

Between 2002 and 2010, Hans-Helmut Kotz was a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank, finally in charge of Financial Stability, Markets, and Statistics. He was also a member of a number of committees of the Bank for International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board as well as the OECD, where he was chair of the Financial Markets Committee. In addition, he served as the German Central Bank Deputy for the G7/G8 and the G20 process. 

Before joining Bundesbank’s Board, he was President of the Landeszentralbank Bremen, Niedersachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt and Member of the Bundesbank’s Central Bank Council. Between 1984 and 1999, he was Chief Economist of Deutsche Girozentrale, Frankfurt. In a personal capacity, he acted as a member of the European Parliament’s Expert Group on Financial Markets between 2002 and 2005. He has published widely and is engaged in several academic institutions, e.g., member of the Board of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory and Policy, the scientific council of the Revue d’Économie Financière, Paris, des Centre Cournot, Paris, the Foundation of the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg as well as the Hamburger Weltwirtschaftliches Institut (HWWI), Hamburg and the Weatherhead Center’s Conference on Politics and Economics of International Finance (PEIF), Cambridge, MA.