Uwe Corsepius took office on 26 June as Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union.
Mr. Corsepius, aged 50, was European policy advisor to the German Chancellor from 2006 to February 2011 and since then has been economic and financial policy advisor to the Chancellor and G8 sherpa.
He will take over from Pierre de Boissieu who has been Secretary-General since 1 December 2009 and was Deputy Secretary-General from October 1999 to 30 November 2009.
The Council appointed Mr. Corsepius on 22 December 2010 for the period from 26 June 2011 to 30 June 2015 ( 17603/09). It took this decision in accordance with article 240(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.
The Council of the European Union is assisted by a General Secretariat, under the responsibility of a Secretary-General appointed by the Council. The General Secretariat is engaged in organising, coordinating and ensuring the coherence of the Council's work. It assists the Presidency of the Council in seeking solutions. The General Secretariat of the Council, under the authority of its Secretary-General, also assists the European Council and its President. The Secretary-General of the Council attends the meetings of the European Council and takes all the measures necessary for the organisation of proceedings.
Born 9 August 1960 in Berlin, Germany
Since June 2011 Secretary General, Council of the European Union
Federal Chancellery of Germany:
February 2011 - June 2011 Director General, Economic and Financial Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, G8-Sherpa
2006 - 2011 Director General, European Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor
2003 - 2005 Head of Group for European Policy Coordination, Economic Aspects of European Integration
1999 - 2003 Head of Division for G8, IMF, WTO and International Financial Market Issues
1997 - 1999 Head of Division for Economic Issues relating to European Integration
1994 - 1996 Division for General Economic Policy, from 1995 Private Secretary to Director General
1992 - 1994 International Monetary Fund, Washington USA: economist
in the Policy Department
1990 German Federal Ministry of Economics: economist in the International Economic Policy Division
1985 1989 Research Fellow, Kiel Institute of World Economics
1989 Doctorate in economics, Kiel University
1984 - 1985 Post-graduate studies, Kiel Institute for World Economics
1984 Degree in business studies, University of Erlangen- Nuremberg