The European Central Bank has appointed Olaf Sleijpen chief adviser of Wim Duisenberg, president of the bank. Sleijpen starts on April 1, 2001. Sleijpen is a 30-year old departmental director of the general secretariat of the Dutch central bank. He also leads the department for external relations and communications. He will succeed Lex Hooduin, a fellow Dutchman, who is returning to the Dutch central bank. Sleijpen will act as a co-ordinator to the executive board, liasing with the personal
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