The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.
Otmar Issing is University Professor and President of the Center for Financial Studies at the University of Frankfurt and Honorary Professor of the University of Würzburg. He was a member of the board of the Deutsche Bundesbank from 1990 to 1998 and a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank from 1998 to 2006. Among many special honors, he was the recipient of the International Prize of the Friedrich-August-Hayek Foundation in 2003. His books include The Birth of the Euro (2008) and Einführung in die Geldtheorie (Introduction to Monetary Theory), which has had 14 editions.