Axel Weber
Social Security for all

Curriculum Vitae      


Period and    Institution



Position, Main Tasks and Activities



Since   4-2015
University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg





Honorary   Professor

Teaching social protection and international social protection systems.



Since   9-2009
Free lance





Social   Protection Advisor

Working in the field of social   protection (Health Insurance, Pension, Unemployment Insurance, Social   Assistance), health care financing and institutional development, as   technical advisor, based in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany.



5-2002   – 8-2009
Asian Development Bank, South Asia Department



Social   protection specialist

Contributions to operationalizing   ADB's Social Protection Strategy. Mission leader in various projects in   Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.  Representing ADB in working groups and conferences.



1-1997   – 4-2002 
Freelance consultant



Consultant and advisor 

working in in the areas of social protection, health care financing and institutional development  for various clients  


10-1995   - 12-1996  
German Federation of Company Based Health Insurance Funds   (BKK-Bundesverband)



Senior   advisor, assigned   to the CEO of the federation.  

Elaboration of strategy papers and concepts for   the management in the field of organization of funds,   marketing, improvement of the products, cooperation with other organizations, information systems, and administration, elaboration of handbooks.


10-1992   - 9-1995 
European   Commission (Unit “Social Economy” dealing with NGOs) 



National   expert seconded to former DG XXIII “Social Economy”. 

Working   as desk officer and advisor on and with NGOs (cooperatives, mutuals,   associations and foundations). Promoting the EU statutes for NGOs through   speeches, articles, meetings with stakeholders from EU Member countries,   participation in discussion groups and hearings. Drafting speeches and memos for the Director General and   the Commissioner.    

7-1989   – 10-1992 
Management consultant

Management consulting of Company based health insurance funds in the context of conditional transfers  and fund redistribution.


1-1989   - 6-1989
Aachener   und Münchener AG insurances



Training   program in all branches   of private insurance (life and non-life).



5-1986   - 12-1988  
Federal Association of Regional Public Health Insurance Funds   (AOK-Bundesverband), policy and planning group



Social policy specialist

Supporting   the CEO and the two alternating chairmen of the board through elaboration of   speeches, letters, strategy and policy notes.  Participating   in consulting activities of member funds. 

Later promotion to head of the division responsible for policy dialogue   of and with the Board.



12-1984   - 4-1986
Ministry of   Labor and Social Affairs, Strategy Department



Desk   Officer 

Working   in the field of general economic issues of social policy,   focusing on pensions and labor market. 



8-1984   - 11-1984  
DKV AG, Cologne (private health insurance company) 



Social   policy consultant 

Member   of the secretariat of the chairman of the board.



4-1983   - 7-1984
Ministry of   Labor and Social Affairs, Health Insurance Department



Secretary   to a board of experts   which was in charge of preparing a study for the Ministry of Labor and Social   Affairs proposing reforms of the Hospital Financing Law.



10-1981   - 3-1983
University   of Cologne, Department of Social Policy (Sozialpolitik)



Assistant   lecturer, Institute   of Prof. Dr. Philipp Herder-Dorneich

Supporting   the head of the department preparing and holding lectures, and seminars, preparing conferences are working groups.   



10-1978   - 12-1978   and 6-1979 - 9-1981
Institute of Income Policy and   Social Security (EINSS), University of Cologne



Research   assistant


Preparing draft publications of the institute in the field of economic   theory of politics and public goods.