Mr Walter Radermacher was appointed Director General of Eurostat as of 1 August 2008.
Walter Radermacher, previously the Head of the German Statistical Office (Destatis), has held a wide variety of posts during his thirty-year career there, notably in the fields of environmental and economic statistics. He has been President since December 2006, and was Vice-President between 2003 and 2006. During the 2007 German Presidency, he was chair of the Council's working group on statistics.
He has also chaired the UN Committee on Environmental–Economic Accounting.
Mr Radermacher holds degrees in business economics from the University of Münster and the RWTH Aachen University.