Andreas Mundt has been President of the Bundeskartellamt (German Competition Authority) since December 2009. He is a member of the Bureau of the OECD Competition Committee since 2010 and the Steering Group Chair of the International Competition Network since 2013. After qualifying as a lawyer following studies at the University of Bonn and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Andreas Mundt entered the Federal Ministry of Economics where he worked from 1991 to 1993. He then joined the staff of the Free Democratic Party in the German Parliament from 1993 to 2000, where he was in charge of the portfolio of labour and social law. In 2000 Andreas Mundt joined the Bundeskartellamt as rapporteur with responsibility for banking and card payment systems issues. He was Head of the International Unit of the Bundeskartellamt from 2001 to 2005 and Director of General Policy from 2005 to 2009.