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Dr Carsten Pillath

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance
European policy and international financial policy, Financial market policy

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Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance / Photothek

Born in Berlin on 23 October 1956

Year

Education and professional career

1975

Graduated from secondary school with a focus on maths and science

1975–1977

Soldier serving a fixed term in the cadet company of the Guard Battalion of the Federal Ministry of Defence

1977–1985

Studied economics at the University of Cologne

1985–1990

Research assistant in the department of public finance at the University of Cologne

1991

Obtained doctorate in political science

1991–1993

Policy officer in the division for federal holdings and the Treuhandanstalt at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Bonn

1993–1995

Assistant/advisor to the German executive director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.

1995–1998

Policy 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

1998–1999

Head of the division for foreign trade, money and currency policy, financial markets and multinational organisations at the Federal Chancellery

1999–2003

Head of the directorate for external economic policy and sherpa staff and of the directorate for coordinating European policy at the Federal Chancellery

2003–2005

Head 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

2005–2008

Head of the directorate-general for European policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance

2008–2012

Director-general (directorate-general for economic and social affairs) in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

2012–2021

Director-general (directorate-general for economic affairs and competitiveness) in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

January 2022–present

State secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance