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Dr Axel Weber

Dr Axel Weber

Advisory Council Chair , Visa Economic Empowerment Institute

Professor Dr. Axel A. Weber is Chair of the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute’s Advisory Council. Dr Weber is also President of the Center for Financial Studies. He previously was a board member and Chairman of the board of UBS Group AG.



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. Dr. 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.