Thomas von LüpkeDeputy Director General at BaFin - GERMAN FINANCIAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY
Thomas von Lüpke studied Economics at Bonn and Berkeley University. As Deputy Director-General at Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), he is in charge of resolution planning for significant German banking groups like Deutsche Bank and DZ-BANK. Thomas made a significant contribution to setting up Germany’s National Resolution Authority.
Formerly, Thomas was part of the senior management team building up the Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation. During the financial crisis he was inter alia responsible for stabilisation measures, coordinating with EU competition authorities, contributing to Germany’s bad-bank legislation as well as designing the bank levy. Before this he was Head of German Banking at Fitch Rating. Before joining Fitch, Thomas worked in Düsseldorf, Berlin and London for WestLB Group, inter alia as Head of Group Strategy and Controlling. As Project Manager Global Specialised Finance he was globally responsible for building and leading the financing of luxury cruise vessels.
Since 1992 Thomas is a Member of the Board of the German-Baltic Cultural Association, since 2016 as its President. He is the Chairman of the German-Baltic Academic Foundation which organizes cross-border events for young European leaders. Thomas is also the founder of a charity called “Emanuelstiftung” which stands in for survivors of ritual crime and organized exploitation via forced prostitution and child pornography.