New governor starts work at Belgian central bank


Pierre Wunsch

Pierre Wunsch, NBB

Pierre Wunsch took up the role of the National Bank of Belgium’s governor on January 3, replacing Jan Smets, who retired.

Wunsch joined the NBB in June 2011 as a director sitting on its board, and became its vice-governor in 2015. He has a master’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University in the US, and a doctorate in economics from University College London.

While he is well qualified for the role, local media have described Wunsch’s appointment as the outcome of a

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