Hans Tietmeyer, German economist, Died at 85


Hans Tietmeyer was born on August 18, 1931, and died on December 27, 2016.

He was a German economist and regarded as one of the foremost experts on international financial matters.

Tietmeyer was president of Deutsche Bundesbank from 1993 until 1999 and remained afterward one of the most important figures in finance of the European Union.

He graduated from Gymnasium Paulinum and studied at the University of Münster, University of Bonn and University of Cologne.

after an academic background with Alfred Müller-Armack and Ludwig Erhard, he moved into international banking and economics.

During 1962, Tietmeyer started his career in the Federal Ministry of Economics.

During 1982, Tietmeyer became Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for international monetary policy, financial policy, EU matters and the preparation of World Economic Summits (sherpa).

Hans Tietmeyer passed away at 85 years old.