Elke König serves as Chair of Single Resolution Board. Previously, she has also served as President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) from 2012 to 2015.
König was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London from 2010 to to 2011. König was Head of Accounting of the Munich Re Group from 1990 to 2002. She worked for KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft in Cologne from 1980 to 1990.