Doctor of Political Sciences (Economics), Åbo Akademi, Finland.
1998-2010 Director General of the Financial Markets Department, Ministry of Finance, Finland.
Work included: Member EFC, High-Level Working Groups on Financial Crisis Management(2006- 2010); Vice Chairman FSC (2003-2007); Member FSC, EBC and ESC (until 2010).
1991-1997 Advisor to the Board, Bank of Finland.
1990-1991 Acting Head of Financial Markets Department, Bank of Finland.
1985-1989 Head of Office in different Departments, Bank of Finland.
1982-1985 Senior Economist, (principal of the German Desk) European Department, IMF.
1972-1982 Economist in different Departments, Bank of Finland.
Klaus Regling’s work experience includes long experience as an economist in senior positions throughout the public and the private sector in Europe, Asia and the United States.
He is currently chairman of KR Economics, an economic and financial consultancy in Brussels.
Mr. Regling is a member of the Issing Commission, appointed by Chancellor Merkel in 2008 to advise the German Government on the reform of financial regulation. The Committee completed its work in March 2009.
From 2001 to 2008 he was Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission.
Before that, he was a Director General in the German Ministry of Finance where he worked for more than a decade on Economic and Monetary Union in Europe. He also worked in the International Monetary Fund for more than a decade.
In 2001, Professor Regling took up the position of Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, a post which he held until June 2008.
Appointment letter sent to Klaus Regling from the Minister for Finance
Max Watson is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, a Visiting Fellow at the European Studies Centre in St Antony’s College, Oxford and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs).
He is also Director of Research at the financial consultancy John Howell and Co., Ltd.
Mr. Watson was also an adviser to Mr. Klaus Regling when he was the Director-General of Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission.
He was previously with the IMF from 1979 – 2002, retiring as a Deputy Director.
Appointment letter sent to Max Watson from the Minister for Finance