Hans Tietmeyer, 1931-2016

Hans Tietmeyer. Photo: INSM

Hans Tietmeyer, former president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, died on December 27. He was the Bundesbank's leader during both the latter stages of German reunification and the adoption of the European single currency, and also played a significant role in global financial regulation.

Tietmeyer joined the board of the Bundesbank in 1990, becoming the bank's vice-president the following year. In 1993, he succeeded Helmut Schlesinger as the Bundesbank's president, serving until August 1999.

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