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Olaf Sleijpen

De Nederlandsche Bank

Division Director




Olaf C.H.M. Sleijpen (1970) is Director of the Supervision Policy Division of De Nederlandsche Bank N.V. (DNB). Since 2007, he has also been part-time professor holding an endowed chair in European Economic Policy at Maastricht University. Olaf is a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), an alternate member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA); and an alternate member of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (SCSI) of the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

He was Director of DNB''s Pension Supervision Division from 2011 to April 2015, after having worked at APG Groep N.V. between 2008 and 2010, most recently as its Director of Institutional Clients and Management Board member of Cordares Holding. Olaf worked at Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP from 2004 to early 2008, in various positions, including as its Director of Group Strategy and Policy and as Director of General Financial Policy.

He acted as personal adviser to the European Central Bank''s President Wim Duisenberg between 2001 and 2003, after having fulfilled various positions at DNB from 1993 to 2001, such as spokesman and member of the Monetary and Economic Policy Department and the International Affairs Department.

Olaf Sleijpen studied Economics at Maastricht University. He obtained his doctorate at Groningen University in 1999, having written a thesis entitled “Does Economic and Monetary Union require a Fiscal Union? Some evidence from the United States.” He was awarded the “Young Captain Award” in 2008, an accolade for talented young private-sector executives.