Curriculum Vitae
Axel A. Weber

Former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Born in 1957 in Kusel, Germany
Graduate of the University of Siegen, with a PhD in Economics

Axel A. Weber was nominated for election to the UBS Board of Directors and proposed as its non-independent Vice-Chairman on 1 July 2011. He was president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, between 2004 and 2011. As president of the Bundesbank, he served concurrently in the following positions: member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank; member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements; German governor of the International Monetary Fund; member of the Steering Committees of the European Systemic Risk Board and Financial Stability Board; and member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors, respectively. Prior to joining the Bundesbank, he had a distinguished academic career in Germany, where he was a professor of economics at the universities of Bonn, Frankfurt am Main and Cologne. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


2004 – 2011


President of Deutsche Bundesbank
Member of the governing bodies of the European Central Bank, Bank for International Settlements, International Monetary Fund, European Systemic Risk Board, Financial Stability Board, G7 and G20

2002 – 2004

Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

2001 – 2004

Professor for International Economics,
Director of the Centre for Financial Research,
University of Cologne

1998 – 2001

Professor for Monetary Economics,
Director of the Center for Financial Studies,
University of Frankfurt am Main

1994 – 1998

Professor for Economic Theory,
University of Bonn