Director and General Manager of WIK GmbH and General Manager of WIK-Consult GmbH
Head of Directorate B, Electronic Communications Networks & Services, European Commission
Born in Frankfurt am Main in 1958, Roland Koch studied law and was admitted as lawyer in 1985. He practiced until 1999, with a special focus on business and labor law. Beginning in 1987 Mr. Koch served as a Member of the Hessian parliament. In 1999 Mr. Koch was appointed to Premier of the Federal State of Hesse and held this position until 2010, when he left politics altogether. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Koch served as Chairman of the Executive Board at Bilfinger SE, Mannheim. Between 2011 - 2016 he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UBS Deutschland AG and is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UBS Europe SE. Additionally he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Vodafone Deutschland GmbH and Member of the Board of Trustees of Peter-Dussmann- Foundation (Facility-Service- Group). Next to other charitable engagements Mr. Koch founded the Deutsche Tuberöse Sklerose Stiftung together with his wife in 2013. Mr. Koch has his own office as attorney at law in Frankfurt am Main and is a Senior Lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance.