Thomas Wieser was the Brussels based President of the Euro Working Group and Chairman of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee from 2012 to 2018. In this function he was responsible for the preparation of the negotiations and decisions of EU Finance Ministers. He was the G 7 Deputy for the Eurogroup and represented the Euro Working Group in a number of other international fora.
Prior to that Thomas Wieser was Director General for Economic Policy and Financial Markets of the Austrian Ministry of Finance. He studied economics in Innsbruck. His post graduate education took him to Boulder, Colorado, on a Fulbright scholarship, and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna.
At present he is associated with Bruegel, the Brussels Think Tank, as Non-Resident Fellow. He was recently appointed as Chair of the so-called High Level Group of Wise Persons on the European financial Architecture for Development.
He has held a number of other international functions, such as that of Chair of the OECD Committee on Financial Markets and has published on a range of economic policy issues.