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Elke König

Former Chair
Single Resolution Board

Elke Koenig was Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB) from its establishment to January 2023. Prior to this, she was President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) from 2012 to 2015.

After obtaining a doctorate from the University of Cologne in Germany, she spent many years working for companies in the financial and insurance sector. From 1980 to 1990, she worked for KPMG auditing and advising on insurance undertakings. From 1990 to 2002, Dr. Koenig was a member of the senior management of the Munich Re Group as Head of Accounting and Controlling.

She then moved to Hannover Rückversicherung AG as Chief Financial Officer. From 2010 to the end of 2011, Dr. Koenig was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London. While president of BaFin, she was also a representative of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Dr. Koenig is currently a Senior Policy Fellow of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and member of the CFA Institute Systemic Risk Council.

Former positions

  • Chair at Single Resolution Board


Nov 29 2022
Dec 1 2022

FT Global Banking Summit

Public engagements
Nov 28 2022

ECON Public Hearing with Chair Elke König

Public engagements
Nov 17 2022

4th EBI Policy Conference

Public engagements
Nov 4 2022

Financial stability in unstable times panel discussion

Public engagements
Sep 19 2022

SRB Conference 2022 - European banks: resolvable and ready for crisis?

SRB conference
Jun 23 - 24 2022

SRB and ECB Joint Conference - The test of time: Banking Union a decade on

SRB events