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ECB appoints Hans-Joachim Klöckers and Claudia Mann to new management positions

30 January 2018
  • Hans-Joachim Klöckers to become Director General International and European Relations as of 15 March
  • Claudia Mann to become Director Internal Audit as of 1 March

The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has appointed Hans-Joachim Klöckers as Director General International and European Relations and Claudia Mann as Director Internal Audit.

Mr Klöckers, 55, is currently the Director General Economic Developments and will take up his new role on 15 March 2018. He will succeed Frank Moss, who retired from the ECB at the end of 2017 after more than 23 years at the ECB and the European Monetary Institute.

Ms Mann, 40, is currently the Deputy Director General Finance and she will take up her new role on 1 March. She succeeds Klaus Gressenbauer, who is retiring after 20 years at the ECB.

Mr Klöckers has been with the ECB since 1998. He has served as Director Monetary Policy and Director Economic Developments. Previously Mr Klöckers worked at the European Monetary Institute, the Bank for International Settlements (Secretariat of the Committee of EU Governors) and the Deutsche Bundesbank. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg.

Ms Mann joined the ECB in 2016 and previously worked for KPMG and Deutsche Bank. She studied International Business in Tübingen and Madrid and holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from the University of Tübingen.

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Notes:

  • The Directorate General International and European Relations assists the decision-making bodies of the ECB by preparing policy positions on international and EU/euro area issues. It conducts economic analysis and leads the ECB’s research agenda in the following fields: issues of systemic relevance related to the global economy and the international monetary and financial system; all economies outside the EU, including the forecasting of key economies/regions; European policies and EU institutional issues. It acts as primary contact for, and maintains working relations with, European and international institutions, bodies and fora as well as central banks outside the EU, in which context it looks after the ECB’s representative offices in Washington and Brussels. The Directorate General International and European Relations also coordinates the central bank technical cooperation of the ECB. It assists in the preparation of the external communication on international and European matters falling under its responsibility.
  • The Directorate Internal Audit provides independent and objective assurance and consulting services designed to improve the ECB’s operations. It assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management, control and governance processes at the ECB. All activities, operations and processes of the ECB may be subject to internal auditing.

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