Economist and Senior German Federal Government official. Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Head of the Fiscal Policy Division, since 2014. Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chief Economic Advisor to the President, 2010- 2014. Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Economic Advisor in the European Policy Department on EMU, Eurogroup & ECOFIN affairs 2005-2010. Federal Chancellery, Berlin, Advisor in the Economic Policy Division, 2003 to 2005. Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Economic Analyst of Financial Markets Developments, 1998- 2003.