Otmar Issing held chairs of economics at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Wuerzburg. He was a member of the Council of Economic Experts ( 1988-1990). From 1990-1998 he was a member of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank with a seat at the Central Bank Council. From 1998-2006 he was a founding member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, responsible for the Directorates General Economics and Research. He has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities Bayreuth, Frankfurt and Konstanz and received many awards. He was Head of the Advisory Group on the New Financial Order appointed by Chancellor Merkel (2008-2012) and member of the High Level Group of the European Commission chaired by J.De Larosiere (2008-2009). In 2017 he was appointed member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. He is President of the Center for Financial Studies and Chairman Kuratorium House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Honorary Professor of the Universities Frankfurt and Wuerzburg, and inter alia International Advisor to Goldman Sachs. He has published numerous articles in academic journals and is the author of two textbooks, Einführung in die Geldtheorie (Introduction to Monetary Theory), 15th edition, 2011 (also translated into Chinese and Bulgarian), and Einführung in die Geldpolitik (Introduction to Monetary Policy), 1996, Valen. His book Der Euro, 2008, was translated into English and Chinese.