Mr. Gerd Häusler is currently the CEO of Bayerische Landesbank in Munich. From October 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Häusler was a member of the Board of Directors and a Senior Advisor at RHJ International after having served the previous two years at Lazard as a Vice-Chairman and Managing Director in their Financial Institutions Group and their Sovereign Debt Advisory practice.
Between 2001 and 2006 he was Counselor and Director of the International Capital Markets Department of the IMF responsible for all financial markets-related work and is credited with the creation of the Global Financial Stability Report; he also represented the Fund at the Financial Stability Forum. Before, Mr. Häusler was a Member of the Board of Managing Directors at Dresdner Bank AG in Frankfurt (1996 to 2000) and Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London (1997 to 2000).He spent the first 18 years of his career at Deutsche Bundesbank, the last two of them (1994-1996) on the Executive Board and the Central Bank Council. He has served as an outside director on the board of various companies (Airbus Germany, RWE Solutions, ARBED S.A. and ESSO Germany).
In addition, he served as a member of the German Stock Exchange Advisory Panel; the German Takeover Panel; and as Chairman of the Panel for the Promotion of Germany as a Financial Centre for the German Banking Association. Outside Germany, he served as a Director of the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C. and as a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Gerd Häusler studied Law and Economics at the Universities of Frankfurt and Geneva and has been a member of the Group of Thirty since 1996