PROFESSOR, PEKING UNIVERSITY & HSBC BUSINESS SCHOOL IN SHENZHEN
VISITING PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF EUROPE
FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL, COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS OF THE EU
Gerhard Stahl (born in Ludwigsburg, Germany on 2 December 1950) is since August 2014 Professor at the Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen in China. In addition he teaches as visiting Professor at the College of Europe . Until April 2014 he was an EU Official, the former Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union.
He was educated in his home city and went on to graduate in economics at the Technical University in Berlin, where he had his first professional post as a research assistant to the chair of public finance. He then spent three years working as an economist at the Federal Ministry of F inance in Bonn.
He also worked in the European Parliament and on the regional level in Schleswig-Holstein at the Ministry for Economics, Transport and Research and later on as Director-General for European and International Affairs at the Ministry for European and Federal Affairs. In this role, he specialised in EU policy preparation for the Bundesrat, the German legislative second chamber, a nd inter-regional cooperation projects.
From 1995-1999, Stahl was a Member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Regional Policy Dr Monika Wulf-Mathies.
From 1999-2002, he was Deputy Head of Cabinet for Pedro Solbes, the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs.
In September 2002, Stahl was appointed Director for Consultative Work at the Committee of the Regions; he was Secretary-General of the CoR from 1 April 2004 until 2014, when he completed h is second 5-year term of office (2009–2014).
Stahl is a Member of the Advisory Committee (Kuratorium) of the IFO Economic Research Institute in Munich and of the International Institute of Public Finance.
Gerhard Stahl is a member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC). He is a member of the Administrative Council of the Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and also a member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). He was appointed in 2013 as Visiting Professor by the Academic Council of the College of E urope. He teaches in the Department of European Economic Studies.
In 2006, he was awarded the “Medal for outstanding service to Bavaria in a united Europe” by the State-Government of Bavaria. In 2008, he was elected President of the Management Board of the Office for Official Publications of the European Union, for a mandate of one year which was r enewed for a second year.
He is author of several publications on economic, regional and European policy issues.