Christian Thimann is Group Head of Strategy & Public Affairs, a member of AXA’s Executive Committee and ASV’s Strategic Committee.
He started his career at the global strategy consulting firm Roland Berger in 1990. He then contributed, from 1993 to 1995, to the establishment and development of the Center for Economic Studies of the Munich University. In 1995, he joined the International Monetary Fund to take on several responsibilities within the Asian and the European departments. He entered the European Central Bank in 1998 and, since then, has assumed a wide range of positions, including Adviser to ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet from 2008 to 2011.
Christian is a graduate of the University of Bonn and the London School of Economics, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich.