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Networking and Lobbying in Finance

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Director Economic and Fiscal Affairs, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels
Advisor, European Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C.
Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing
Senior Partnership Advisor (Consultant), Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank, Munich Chair

Mag. Gerhard HUEMER

Director Economic and Fiscal Affairs, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels

1987-1998 Economic Policy Department, Austrian Economic Chamber
1994-1998 Managing Director, Austrian Advisory Council for Economic and Social Affairs
since 1999 Director for Economic and Fiscal Policies and Head of the Study Unit, UEAPME (European Association for Crafts and SMEs), Brussels

Christoph ROSENBERG

Advisor, European Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C.

1989-1993 Assistant Professor, Regensburg University, Germany
1993-2005 Various positions in the IMF's Policy Department, European II Department and African Department
2005-2009 IMF Senior Regional Representative, Warsaw, Poland
since 2009 Advisor in the IMF's European Department, responsible for Eastern Europe, in particular Baltic countries, Washington D.C.

Dr.iur. Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT

Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing

1975 MCL, SMU, Dallas, USA
1975-1977 Postgraduate studies, Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Diplomatic Academy Vienna)
1977 Joins the Austrian diplomatic service
1979-1983 Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York
1983-1984 Head of the office, State Secretary for Economic Coordination in the Austrian Federal Chancellery
1984-1986 Secretary and later head of the office to the Federal Minister for Public Economy and Transport of Austria
1986-1987 Economic advisor to the Austrian Federal Minister of Finance
1987-1991 Minister at the Austrian Embassy, Tokyo
1991-1999 Director General for Economic Integration and Customs of the Federal Ministry of Finance, responsible for economic and monetary policy, international affairs, including the International Financial
  Institutions, European Integration, Customs and excise taxes
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Japan
2003-2007 Ambassador of Austria to the People's Republic of China
2007 -2010 Permanent Representative of Austria to the European Union in Brussels
2011 -2014 Ambassador of the European Union to Japan

Franz KAPS

Senior Partnership Advisor (Consultant), Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank, Munich

1968 Bar Examination (Assessor iur.)
1968-1970 Assistant to Member of German Parliament, Bonn/Germany
1970-1972 World Bank Secretary s Department
1972-1984 Several operational assignments in Central America, Egypt and Yugoslavia
1984-1997 Several senior assignments in the World Bank s Africa Region, including serving as Resident Representative in Dakar Senegal (1984-88)
1997-2000 Senior Partnership Advisor, Office of the Vice President Europe and Central Asia
2000-2004 Senior Partnership Advisor, Office of the Vice President Europe and Central Asia, based in Budapest, Hungary. Prime responsibility: overall coordination between the World Bank and the European Commission (EC) concerning the enlargement process of the European Union (EU) as well as the so-called European Neighborhood Policy (ENP)
2004-2007 World Bank Special Representative for Southeast Europe and co-manager of Joint European Commission-World Bank Office for Southeast Europe, as well as ECA Senior Partnership Advisor, Brussels, Belgium
 
 Retired in late May 2007 but continues to serve as World Bank consultant, especially on matters related to cooperation between the World Bank s Europe and Central Asia Region and European institutions, especially the European Commission.