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Dr Carsten Pil­lath

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State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance and Chair of the Financial Stability Committee

Dr Carsten Pillath was appointed as State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance in January 2022. He is responsible for financial market policy, European policy and international financial policy. From 2008 to 2021, he was Director-General at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.

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Career

Education

1975Graduated from secondary school with a focus on maths and science
1975 – 1977Soldier serving a fixed term in the cadet company of the Guard Battalion of the Federal Ministry of Defence
1977 – 1985Studied economics at the University of Cologne
1985 – 1990Research assistant in the department of public finance at the University of Cologne
1991Obtained doctorate in political science
Professional career
1991 – 1993Policy officer in the division for federal holdings and the Treuhandanstalt at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Bonn
1993 – 1995Assistant/advisor to the German executive director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.
1995 – 1998Policy officer at the Federal Ministry for Finance in the division for general financial issues of international policy and in the division for European monetary issues
1998 – 1999Head of the division for foreign trade, money and currency policy, financial markets and multinational organisations at the Federal Chancellery
1999 – 2003Head of the directorate for external economic policy and sherpa staff and of the directorate for coordinating European policy at the Federal Chancellery
2003 – 2005Head of the directorate for general issues of European policy, general financial issues relating to European policies and European cohesion policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance
2005 – 2008Head of the directorate-general for European policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance
2008 – 2012Director-general (directorate-general for economic and social affairs) in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
2012 – 2021Director-general (directorate-general for economic affairs and competitiveness) in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
January 2022 – presentState secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance
Other functions
Chair of the Financial Stability Committee

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