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Curriculum Vitae Dr Thorsten Pötzsch

Exekutivdirektor Abwicklung, Dr. Thorsten Pötzsch © Bernd Roselieb / BaFin Exekutivdirektor Abwicklung, Dr. Thorsten Pötzsch

20 September 1963

Born in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia

1982 - 1988

Studied law in Passau, Münster and Munich

1988

First state examination in law

1988 to 1990

Institute for Civil Law and Civil Procedure at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
Research assistant

1990

Doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

1992

Second state examination in law

1991 to 1993

University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Associate Lecturer

1993 to 1994

RWE AG, Essen
Corporate Counsel

1994 to 1999

Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin
Senior Officer in the division Stock market and securities sectors, investment sector

1999

Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin
Senior Officer in the division Accounting law and tax law

1999 to 2002

Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin
Deputy Head of the division Stock market and securities sectors

2002 to 2007

Federal Chancellery, Berlin
Head of the division Commercial law, information society, small and medium enterprises

2007 to 2016

Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin
Head of Directorate VII B, Financial market regulation, national and international financial markets, rank of Ministerialdirigent

2016 to 2017

Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation (FMSA), Frankfurt am Main
Member of the Management Committee

From January 2018

Chief Executive Director of the Resolution Directorate at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority

Positions on boards and committees:

Plenary session of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), Brussels

Resolution Committee of the European Banking Authority (EBA), London

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