The Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics (SGC) is a registered association since 2015.
It emerged from the RMB initiative of the Government of Hessen to position the financial center of Frankfurt as RMB offshore hub. The opening ceremony took place in September 2015 at the German embassy in Beijing jointly conducted by the Deutsche Bundesbank and the People’s Bank of China.
To be a leading platform for economic and financial affairs between Germany and China by enhancing expertise, knowledge and network opportunities
To facilitate regular exchanges between Chinese and German experts, academics and students
To generate discussions among Chinese and German experts on relevant economic and financial topics
To promote policy recommendations for a better and closer cooperation between both countries for companies and public authorities
To create a pool of expertise and networks in Germany and China
The entire scope of Sino-German commercial and financial businesses
The ongoing internationalisation of the Chinese RMB esp. in Europe and Germany
Similarities and differences in supervision and regulation of the banking and finance industry in Germany and China
New business trends in both countries like the emergence of FinTech’s, AI as well as green finance
The impact of the governmental launched strategies of ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ as well as the ‘Belt-and-Road-Initiative’ for both countries
In the Executive Board are representitives of the State of Hessen, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, J. W.Goethe-University and others elected by General Assembly.
Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel, Co-Chairman, Professor of Economics and MBA Director, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Rosen, Co-Chairman, Honorary Professor of J. W. Goethe University and Honorary Consul of Latvia, Frankfurt
Dr. Stephan Bredt, Director General Economic Sector, Financial Services, Exchanges, Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hessen, Wiesbaden
Thorsten Giehler, Country Director China, Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Beijing
Prof. Dr. Iwo Amelungen, Professor of Sinology at J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees comprises the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Peoples Bank of China, the State of Hessen, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, J. W. Goethe – University as well as Renmin University of China.
Dr. Sabine Mauderer, Co-Chairwoman, Member of the Board of Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt
Dr. Pan Gongsheng, Co-Chairman, Deputy Governor of Peoples Bank of China and SAFE Administrator, Beijing
Tarek Al-Wazir, Minster of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hessen, Wiesbaden
Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Eschborn
Prof. Dr. Nils Stieglitz, President, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Rainer Klump, Co-director of the Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Ben Shenglin, Dean, International Business School & Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Members of the Steering Committee are sponsors of the center as well as the executive board members. Four levels of sponsorships exist: platinum membership, gold membership, silver membership and bronze membership.
Dr. Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and MBA Programme Director. He is also a Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and member of the board of directors at the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI). Professor Löchel teaches and researches with a focus on China.
Prof. Dr. von Rosen serves as the President of Frankfurt Society of Trade, Industry and Sciences. In his former career, he worked for Deutsche Bundesbank later for the German Stock Market and as first CEO of Deutsche Börse. He is a honorary professor of Goethe University, honorary consul of Latvia and an international expert in captital markets and corporate governance.
Shasha Yuan is a MBA student at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, she gained the undergraduate degree in Germanistik and has been engaged in Sino-German exchange topics for more than 10 years.
China Exposure of Frankfurt School
- Institutional and educational development of China
- China’s Banking System
- Factors influencing financial reporting quality
- American and European Accounting
- China’s macroeconomic development
- China’s banking and finance industry
- Internationalisation of the Renminbi
- Healthcare Systems in Transition in China, Germany and globally
- Hospital Reimbursement Systems and Controlling
Quality and Patient Safety Management
- Venture capital in China and East Asia
Prof. Iwo Amelungen
Prof. of Sinology, J. W. Goethe-University
Dr. Jochen Biedermann
Managing Director, World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC)
Head of Department International Economy, Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat der CDU e.V.), Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Dr Han Chen
Co-Chief Executive Officer, China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX)
Senior Market Infrastructure Expert, European Central Bank (ECB)
China Competence Center, IHK Frankfurt
Director Corporate Banking Coverage China, Deutsche Bank AG, Shanghai
Head International Relations, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall
Advisory Corporate Clients, Commerzbank AG
Managing Director, Frankfurt Main Finance e. V.