Ewald Nowotny has served as Governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) since 2008. In this capacity, he represents the OeNB in the Governing Council and General Council meetings of the European Central Bank, as well as in meetings of central bank governors at the Bank for International Settlements and at the International Monetary Fund.
Before assuming his current position at the OeNB, Professor Nowotny was Chief Executive Officer at BAWAG P.S.K. (2006-2007) and served as Vice President and member of the Executive Board at the European Investment Bank (1999-2003). Nowotny has been Chair of the Institutes of Monetary and Fiscal Policies at the University of Linz and at the Vienna University of Economics, where he also served as Vice-Rector (2003-2006). He has widely published in the fields of monetary theory and policy and public finance.
Professor Nowotny holds a PhD in law from the University of Vienna, a higher doctorate in general economics and public economics from the University of Linz, and an honorary doctorate in social and economic sciences from the University of Klagenfurt.