Dr. Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and MBA Programme Director. He is also a Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China, as well as member of the board of directors at the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI). He is an alumnus of the "Global Colloquium of Participant Centered Learning" of Harvard Business School, Boston, and appointed as EPAS reviewer of RFMD, 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 CEIBS. 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. His recent publications are: ‘The High Profitability of Big Chinese State-Owned Banks as a Case of China's Growth Model’ and ‘Determinants of the onshore and offshore Chinese government yield curves”.