Gerlach appointed Deputy Governor
The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Stefan Gerlach as Deputy Governor. Mr Gerlach, a Research Fellow in CEPR's International Macroeconomics Programme, will take up his new position on 1 September 2011 and will be responsible for central banking functions.
Announcing the appointment, Central Bank Governor and CEPR Research Fellow Patrick Honohan, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Stefan Gerlach to the Central Bank of Ireland. He brings exceptional skills to the role. His experience across the monetary and economic spectrum and the qualities he has developed over his career are perfectly suited to the new role he is taking on, at what remains a very challenging time’.
Mr Gerlach has been Professor of Monetary Economics at the University of Frankfurt since 2007. Prior to that he worked with the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, most recently as Head of Secretariat of the Committee on the Global Financial System. He has also served as Chief Economist at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.