Klaus Welle has been Secretary-General of the European Parliament, a key administrative post in the European Union political system in Brussels, since 2009. He previously served as chief of staff to the President of the European Parliament, as Director-General for EU Internal Policies in the Parliament's administration, and as Secretary-General successively of the (center-right) European People's Party (EPP) transnational political party and of the EPP political group in the European Parliament. Mr. Welle started his career as a banker and then became head of European and foreign policy at the headquarters of the CDU party in Germany, working closely with then Chancellor Helmut Kohl. He is also a visiting professor in European politics at KU Leuven University in Belgium.
Source: The Office of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, October 2022