Speaker Profile

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Peter Praet

Former ECB Executive Board Member and Chief Economist Senior Fellow Solvay School of Economics
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Peter Praet has been Executive Board member of the ECB and its Chief economist from June 2011 to May 2019. In this capacity he was responsible for preparing the monetary policy meetings and making the proposals for the policy decisions. Previously he was Executive Board member of the National Bank of Belgium. During his term at the central bank he was appointed Executive Board member of the Belgian integrated financial supervisor (2002-2011). He was in charge of banking and insurance prudential regulation and macroprudential policy. Peter Praet gained a PhD in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles ( ULB). He was an economist at the International Monetary Fund, Professor of Economics at ULB, and Chief economist of Générale de Banque (subsequently Fortis Bank). From 1999 to 2000 he was Chief of Staff of the Minister of Finance of Belgium. Peter Praet has served on a number of high level international and european committees. At the BIS: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on the Global Financial System, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems. In the European Union: the European Banking Authority (previously the Committee of European Banking Supervisors) and, as chair, the ECB Banking Supervision Committee (BSC). At the OECD he chaired the Working Party 3 (2018-2019). Peter Praet is currently Senior Fellow at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, ULB. Distinguished Fellow CEPR.