Josef Ackermann at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in 2012
February 7, 1948 |
Walenstadt, Canton of St. Gallen
|Alma mater||University of St. Gallen|
|Employer||Deutsche Bank (former CEO)|
Early life 
He was born in Walenstadt, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland, raised up in Mels and is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen (HSG). After studying economics and social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland , he continued his time there as a research assistant at the Department of Economics and went on to receive a doctorate in the subject.
Ackermann agreed at the end of 2009 to continue as chief executive of Deutsche for another three years until 2013. At the annual shareholder meeting in late May 2012, he "handed over the CEO baton" to co-CEOs Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen.
Other positions held:
- Second Deputy Chairman of Siemens AG
- Non Executive Director of Shell
- Visiting professor of Finance at the London School of Economics
- Visiting professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- President of the Board of Trustees of the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies
- President of the Board of Patrons of the Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance
- Bilderberg Meetings attendee 2010, 2011, 2012 
Days after retirement and on the eve of a conference call by G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors on the continuing European debt crisis, Ackerman said in a speech to the Atlantic Council that "Germany will ultimately take whatever steps [are] necessary to keep the euro zone intact", according to one report. The country "is moving cautiously because it simply fears that countries on the European periphery will stop reform measures if they see that Berlin is going to guarantee everything", he continued.
He was a non-executive director of Vodafone from 2000-2002.
Personal life 
He is married to Pirkko Mölsä.
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