Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies, managing board member of World Economic Forum
Philipp Rösler holds a PhD from Hannover Medical School. He trained as a medical specialist and a medical officer. He also served as the chairman of the Parliamentary Group for several years and as the Minister of Economics, Labour and Transport of the state of Lower Saxony. He was Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Germany till May 2011. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Federal Chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP). At present, he is the head of the Centre for Regional Strategies, Member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum.
In this year's World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, which sets out every year to assess the long term economic prospects of over 140 countries, India turns around five years of decline comprehensively. Climbing a total of 16 places in one year to 55th worldwide, India's performance is one of the strongest seen anywhere in the world.