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Klaas Knot

President, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
Chair, Financial Stability Board (FSB)
Klaas Knot has been the President of De Nederlandsche Bank since 1 July 2011. He is also Vice-Chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and Chair of the FSB's Standing Committee on the Assessment of Vulnerabilities. He is also a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank (ECB), member of the European Systemic Risk Board, member of the International Monetary Fund's Board of Governors and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. Klaas holds several secondary positions. He is, among others, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the CliniClowns Foundation. Since 2005, he has been a Professor in Economics of Central Banking at the University of Groningen, and since 2015 he has also been a Professor of Monetary Stability at the Economics and Business Department of the University of Amsterdam. Klaas Knot has published a variety of articles in prominent Dutch and international journals in the fields of monetary and financial economics. Before joining the Governing Board, Klaas Knot was Deputy Treasurer-General and Director of Financial Markets at the Dutch Ministry of Finance (2009–2011). Earlier, from 1995, he worked for DNB for almost twelve years, in positions including Economic Policy Officer and Director of the Supervisory Policy Division. At different intervals during this period, he was employed by the International Monetary Fund (1998-1999) and the former Pensions and Insurance Supervisory Authority of the Netherlands (2003-2004). In 1991, he graduated with honours in general economics at the University of Groningen. In 1995, he obtained his PhD in economics.