Dr. Elke König is a German MBA in business and former auditor. In December 2014, she became the first Chair of the newly established Single Resolution Board (SRB) of the Single Resolution Mechanism headquartered in Brussels. She served as Chair of the SRB until January 2023, when her second term expired. Previously, Dr. König was President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) from 2012 until 2015.
After qualifying in business administration and obtaining a doctorate, she spent many years working for companies in the financial and insurance sector including KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft in Cologne, Munich Re Group (Head of Accounting),and ; Hannover Rückversicherung AG as Chief Financial Officer. From 2010 to the end of 2011, Dr König was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London.