PRESS RELEASE

ECB appoints Silke Stapel-Weber as Director General Statistics

26 October 2018

  • Ms Stapel-Weber to start new role on 1 February 2019
  • Succeeds Aurel Schubert, who retired earlier this year

The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has appointed Silke Stapel-Weber as Director General in the Directorate General Statistics.

Ms Stapel-Weber, 55, is currently director for macroeconomic statistics at Eurostat and will take up her new role at the ECB on 1 February 2019, subject to availability. She succeeds Aurel Schubert, who retired earlier this year.

Ms Stapel-Weber has worked at Eurostat since 1994 in various positions and started her career at the German Federal Statistics Office, DESTATIS.

Ms Stapel-Weber holds a PhD in economics from the former Hochschule für Ökonomie in Berlin.

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Notes:

The Directorate General Statistics develops, collects, compiles and disseminates data and provides support services for monetary policy, banking supervision, other ECB and ESCB tasks, and for the support of the European Systemic Risk Board. It defines the concepts and methods and determines the master data for entities and transactions. DG Statistics also provides centralised market data services and develops financial market databases, including for yields and credit risk. It also develops and manages statistical applications and tools, databases and processes to collect, manage, compile, disseminate and exchange data. DG Statistics contributes in all fields to European and international standards related to statistics and data.

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