Dr. h. c. Karl Otto Pöhl
Karl Otto Pöhl (* 1 December 1929; † 9 December 2014) was President of the Center for Financial Studies from 1996 until 2006. Between 1977 and 1979, he was Vice President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, and between 1980 and 1991 he was the Bundesbank's President. Afterwards, he was a Senior Partner at Sal. Oppenheim jr. Cie. KGaA.
Pöhl has received a large number of decorations and honorary degrees, such as of Georgetown University, Ruhr Universität Bochum, the University of Tel-Aviv, the University of Maryland, the University of Buckingham, the University of London, and Goethe University Frankfurt.