Dr. Gerhard Hütz

Member of the Advisory Board

Dr. Gerhard Hütz has over 30 years of experience in various roles at commercial banks and International Financial Institutions. After spending two years as an Assistant Professor and obtaining a Ph.D. in the law of banking supervision, he worked as an in-house lawyer for Deutsche Bank. 

He then joined the Legal Service of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, where he was responsible for drafting and negotiating multiple financing and security agreements for projects in Germany, Austria, and countries in Central and Eastern Europe. He eventually became EIB’s Deputy General Counsel with global responsibility for operational legal matters.

In 2012, Gerhard Hütz was appointed as EIB’s Director General and Group Chief Compliance Officer, leading a comprehensive Compliance function reform. His main focus included establishing the AML/CFT framework, Market Abuse Guidelines, Sanctions Policy, Regulatory Compliance function, Tax Good Governance framework, Non-Compliant Jurisdictions Policy, and Ethics Framework, including the revision of the Staff Code of Conduct and Whistleblowing Policy.

Gerhard Hütz organised several high-level conferences on Compliance, Business Ethics, Tax Good Governance, and Ethics and Culture, bringing together IFIs, bilateral institutions, high-level experts from standard-setting organisations, regulators, EU institutions, politics, and academia. He represented EIB at the FATF, the Global Forum for Tax Transparency, and the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations. Additionally, he co-launched an Ethics practice group of IFIs with the World Bank.

In 2020, Gerhard Hütz assumed the role of Board Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London. In 2022, he became the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and the same year was also elected to the Ethics Committee.

Gerhard Hütz has published on various legal subjects, including the legal framework of EIB in EU Law Commentaries. He has a keen interest in management, leadership, and coaching, having trained as a Co-active Coach (CTI) in 2014, and is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association.