AXA Group, Paris School of Economics and London School of Economics
Christian Thimann is Member of AXA's Executive Committee and Group Head of Strategy and Public Affairs. He is also affiliated Professor at the Paris School of Economics and research associate at the London School of Economics’ Systemic Risk Centre. Until 2013, he worked at the European Central Bank as Director General and Adviser to the President, holding this function for President Mario Draghi from 2011 to 2013 and for President Jean-Claude Trichet from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that was Head of Division at the ECB for international monetary issues and emerging economies, and for EU accession-related matters. He joined the ECB in 1998 from the International Monetary Fund, where he worked in the European Department and the Asia and Pacific Department. He holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Munich.