Jürgen Stark was a member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2006 to 2011. He was responsible for Economics, Statistics and Information Systems. He resigned from this position in December 2011.

Before joining the European Central Bank, Jürgen Stark was Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, where he held responsibility for European and International Affairs. Prior to this he served as State Secretary (Deputy Minister) for European and International Affairs at the German Federal Ministry of Finance and as Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor in the preparation of G7/G8 Economic Summits (Sherpa) for four years. Before that he held various positions at the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Economics dealing with national and international monetary and financial issues. For about thirty years he was involved in the European project.

Jürgen Stark served as a Member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the EU (from 1999 to 2011 and from 1995 as a Member of the then Monetary Committee). From 1995 until 2006 he was a Member of the G7-, G10- and G20-Deputies (from 1999), and of the ESCB’s International Relations Committee as well as Alternate Governor for Germany at the IMF and a Deputy Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (from 1998). Furthermore, he was Member of the Financial Stability Forum and Member of the Committee on the Global Financial System (1998-2006). From 1995 to 1999 he was Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom.

Since 1999 he has been Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council and of the Board of Trustees of the ifo Institute in Munich and, from 2003 to 2014, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Hildesheim Foundation (Lower Saxony).

After his resignation from the ECB, Jürgen Stark has joined different Boards of Trustees of German Foundations, including Bertelsmann Foundation and Senckenberg Society. After the cooling off period of twelve months he set up a business as Consultant in 2012.

His publications include many articles and papers in professional journals on public finances, European monetary integration, institution building and the global financial system.

Jürgen Stark was born in Gau-Odernheim (Rhineland Palatinate) in 1948. He studied economics at the universities of Hohenheim and Tübingen and graduated in 1973. He gained a Doctorate in economics 1975 and was appointed honorary professor by Tübingen University in 2005.