Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Chairman of the Board, European Climate Foundation; Deputy Finance Minister for Germany (1999-2005)


Mr. Caio Koch-Weser is chairman of the board of the European Climate Foundation.

From 2006 to 2016 Mr Koch-Weser was vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Group, with global responsibilities for strategy; government, regulatory and corporate advisory; and coordination and implementation of group-wide business initiatives. He also served as a non-executive director on the board of BG Group (2010-16).

From 1999-2005, he was German deputy minister of finance (state secretary). His responsibilities included international finance (G-7 deputy), European economic and financial affairs, as well as capital markets, banking and insurance. From 2003-05, Mr Koch-Weser held the position of chairman of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee, a committee of treasury directors and deputy central bankers that prepares EU ministerial meetings (EURO Group and ECOFIN). He was also chairman of the supervisory board of BaFin (German Banking and Securities Supervisory Agency).

From 1973 until 1999, Mr Koch-Weser held a number of high-level positions at the World Bank in Washington, notably as division chief for the China program (1980-86), director for West Africa (1986-90), deputy treasurer and director treasury operations (1990-91), regional vice president for Middle East and North Africa (1991-95) and managing director operations and member of the executive committee (1996-99).

Mr Koch-Weser is also a member of the Board of the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, member of the ClimateWorks Foundation Board of Directors, member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (NCE), and member of the Board of the Centre for European Reform (CER) in London.

Mr Koch-Weser studied economics in Germany. He is a German and Brazilian national, born in Brazil. He is married with three children.