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B-DAY: Going Giga

Stefan APPEL

Head of Unit
Financial Instruments and International Financial Institutions Relations
European Commission

Biography

Personal background
• Born in Nuremberg/Germany in 1964.
• Married, three children
• Studies of economics at Universities of Hohenheim and Munich

Professional experience
• 6 years in commercial retail banking in Nuremberg and Bremen
• 1996 – 1997: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Germany
• Since December 1997 in the European Commission
o From December 1997 to May 2014 in DG ECFIN
 1997 – 1999: EIB relations
 1999 – 2004: Western Balkans in particular Kosovo and Croatia
 2004 – 2006: EFC secretariat
 2006 – 2009: Euro communication
 2009 – 2011: IFI coordination and external financial instruments
 2011 – 2014: Design and support for economic adjustment programmes
o Since June 2014 in DG REGIO, Head of Unit Financial Instruments and IFI coordination