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International Journal of Audit – Autumn 2016
European Union

PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS ASSUMES POST

Photo: Klaus-Heiner Lehne

Klaus-Heiner Lehne assumed his post as the 11th President of the European Court of Auditors
October 1, 2016, for a renewable three-year term. Mr. Lehne, a German national, became a
Member of the European Court of Auditors in 2014 and has been responsible for audits in the
area of external action. Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1957, he has served as a Member of
the German Parliament (Bundestag) and European Parliament, including positions on several
parliamentary committees.