Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group; Deputy Finance Minister for Germany (1999-2005)


Caio Koch-Weser is vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Group (since 2006) with global responsibilities for strategy; government, regulatory and corporate advisory; and coordination and implementation of group-wide business initiatives.

He was appointed as German deputy minister of finance (state secretary) in 1999, a position he held until 2005. From 2003-05, Mr Koch-Weser held the position of chairman of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee. He was also chairman of the Supervisory Board of German Banking and Securities Supervisory Agency (BaFin).

From 1973 to 1999, Mr Koch-Weser held a number of high-level position in the World Bank in Washington, notably 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).

Other current activities include chairman of the board of the European Climate Foundation (ECF); a non-executive director on the board of BG Group plc; a member of the board at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington and a member of the board of the Centre for European Reform (CER) in London. He is also an adjunct professor at the Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University.

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