Dr Elke König is Chair of the SRB, responsible for the management of the organisation, the work of the Board, the budget, all staff and the Executive and Plenary sessions of the Board. The General Counsel, the Strategy, International Relations and Communications Unit and the Internal Audit function report directly to her.
She was President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) from 2012 until 2015. After qualifying in business administration and obtaining a doctorate, Dr König spent many years working for companies in the financial and insurance sector. From 1980 to 1990, she worked for KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft in Cologne, auditing and advising insurance undertakings, from 1986 as a holder of a special statutory authority (Prokuristin) and from 1988 as a director and partner. From 1990 to 2002, Dr König was a member of the senior management of the Munich Re Group (Head of Accounting); she then moved to Hannover Rückversicherung AG as Chief Financial Officer. From 2010 to the end of 2011, Dr König was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London. Dr König was also a representative of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism. **
SRB Chair Elke König to participate to the panel "The regime for non-viable cross-border banks" in Brussels.
SRB Chair Elke König to participate in the event to mark the end of Mario Draghi’s term as President of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
SRB Chair Elke König speaks at this conference in Lisbon entitled "Financial Supervision and Financial Stability Ten Years After the Crisis: Achievements and Next Steps". Her panel, where she sits alongside Andrea Enria of the SSM, will consider the next five years of the Banking Union. The event is hosted by CIRSF (Research Centre on Regulation and Supervision of the Financial Sector) in collaboration with The Banco de Portugal. Other speakers include Olivier Guersent (DG FISMA), Luis de Guindos (ECB) and Fernando Restoy (FSI).