Hans Tietmeyer

Economist, Politician

1931 –


Who is Hans Tietmeyer?

Hans Tietmeyer is a German economist and regarded as one of the foremost experts on international financial matters. He was president of Deutsche Bundesbank from 1993 until 1999 and remains one of the most important figures in finance of the European Union.

Hans Tietmeyer was born August 18, 1931 in Metelen, graduated from Gymnasium Paulinum and studied at the University of Münster, University of Bonn and University of Cologne. Following an academic background of Alfred Müller-Armack and Ludwig Erhard he moved into international banking and economics.

In 1962 he started his career in the Federal Ministry of Economics. In 1982 he became Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for international monetary policy, financial policy, EU matters and the preparation of World Economic Summits.

Tietmeyer became a Member of the Board of Directors of the Deutsche Bundesbank in 1990, with responsibility for international monetary issues, organisations and agreements. After two years as Vice President he became President of the Deutsche Bundesbank in 1993, a position he held until August 1999.

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Aug 18, 1931
  • Germany
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Münster
  • University of Cologne

on July 23, 2013


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