Professor Dr. Axel A. Weber was Director of the Center for Financial Studies from 1998 until 2002 and has been a CFS Senior Fellow since mid-2011. He is a board member and Chairman of the board of UBS Group AG.
Weber was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2011 to 2012. From 2004 to 2011 Weber was President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank. In recent years he has also acted as a member of the steering committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and as a member of the steering committee of the Financial Stability Board.
Axel Weber holds a diploma in Economics from the University of Konstanz and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Siegen where he also obtained his habilitation in 1994. He held Professor positions at the University of Cologne, Goethe University Frankfurt, and University of Bonn. Weber is a member of the Advisory Board of Goethe University Frankfurt.
Prof. Weber served as German Governor at the International Monetary Fund. He was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts (2002-2004), of the expert advisory panel to the Deutsche Bundesbank, of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, of the G7 and the G20 Ministers and Governors, and a member on the Grant Commissioning Panel of the Economic and Social Science Research Council of the United Kingdom.