Head of the ESF Managing Authority, Senate of Berlin
Lars Wirbatz currently works as Head of the ESF Managing Authority in Berlin. He has an extensive track record in the management of ESIF operational programmes with an academic background in Economics and European Studies. Having worked at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy as Programme Manager he managed ESIF interventions covering several programming periods including the negotiation and adoption of programmes for the 2014-2020 period. In this capacity he gained experience in the set-up, the implementation and closure of financial instruments. Mr Wirbatz further shaped his profile as an expert, author and speaker while working for PwC on financial instruments for mandates including the European institutions and national authorities. In his current position he is responsible for the management and control in the Managing Authority and the implementation of the five financial instruments of the OP.
Publications of Lars Wirbatz:
- Natalia Budzynska and Lars Wirbatz, ‘Management Costs for Financial Instruments: The Commission’s New Approach and How to Calculate It’ (2015) 3(2) EStIF 69 – 82