Claudia Buch

Chair of the Supervisory Board at European Central Bank

On 19 October 2023, the Council of the European Union appointed Claudia Buch as the Chair of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) of the European Central Bank (ECB). She assumed her new role on 1 January 2024 for a five-year term of office. Claudia Buch served as Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank until December, 2023. Prior to joining the Bundesbank in May 2014, she was the President of the Institute for Economic Research (IWH) in Halle (2013-2014), Professor of Economics at University Magdeburg (2013-2014) and at the University of Tübingen (2004-2013), and the Director of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) in Tübingen (2005-2013). From 2012-2014, she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. Buch studied at the Universities of Bonn and Kiel, and she worked at the Kiel Institute for World Economics. Her fields of specialisation are international banking and banking regulation, financial stability, financial integration, and foreign direct investment.