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Head of Sino-German Center
Programme Director MBA

Personal Details

Dr. Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics, MBA Programme Director and Head of the Sino-German Centre at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is also member of the Board of Directors at the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI) as well as an alumnus of the "Global Colloquium of Participant Centered Learning" of Harvard Business School, Boston, and appointed as EPAS reviewer of EFMD, Bruessels.

Professor Löchel joined Frankfurt School in 1997 and has held positions of Acting and Deputy Dean. On long leave from Frankfurt, he was the foundation manager of SIBFI in 2003, where he also held the positions of the Chairman from 2004 to 2012 and the Vice President of the Managing Directors from 2003 to 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he was appointed as the Director of the German Centre of Banking and Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China, where he was also a visiting professor of economics until 2020. He was in charge of the EU – China BMT project funded by the European Commission on behalf of Frankfurt School and CEIBS between 2008 and 2012.

Before Frankfurt School, he was Professor of Economics and Acting Head of the Banking and Finance Department at the University of Cooperative Education, Berlin, Germany. He studied economics at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, where he also got his Ph.D (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1994. He started his career with a vocational training as banker at Frankfurter Sparkasse.

Professor Löchel teaches and researches in the field of finance and applied macroeconomics with a focus on China. He publishes regularly in scientific journals and newspapers and is a sought-after speaker at conferences.


Scholarly journal articles / Journal articles

Working papers

Monographs / Contributions to edited volumes


Title Program Semester
Global Business Environment  Bachelor Summer

Prof. Dr. Löchel in the Media

30. August 2016 - Kommentar zum G20 Meeting in Hangzhou, China, in CCTV

12. August 2016 - eFinancialCareers
Chinesische Geschäftsbanken in Deutschland
Ni hao Deutschland: Blick hinter die Kulissen der chinesischen Banken in Frankfurt

16. August 2016 - Capital Online
China's Kreditblase Mehr Privatwirtschaft für China

Interview mit ‚Der Aktionär TV‘ zu chinesischen Direktinvestitionen in Deutschland, 21. Juli 2016
Kuka, Aixtron, Pirelli, B&O: China will Europa - und das sind die Folgen

06. Juli 2016 - Knowledge@Wharton
China’s Growing Debt: Are the Fault Lines Beginning to Show?

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30. Juni 2016 - Kommentare zum Brexit im chinesischen Fernsehen CCTV
[新闻直播间]英国“脱欧”对德经济影响 德国:伦敦金融地位或被法兰克福取代

17. Mai 2016 - Interview mit SNA-Radio, Moskau, zum ASEAN-Russland Gipfel,
ASEAN: "Entscheidendes Wachstumszentrum der Weltwirtschaft" - Experte

18. Februar 2016. Prof. Löchel kommentiert den Börsencrash in China - Capital
China zahlt den Preis des Marktes