Central Banking

ECB's Heinonen scoops lifetime achievement award

The man who oversaw the euro cash changeover has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Currency Affairs, a trade body for the currency industry.

Antti Heinonen, the head of banknotes the European Central Bank (ECB) since 1998, scooped the award at a ceremony in Prague "for his long and outstanding contribution to currency innovation."

"Naturally, I am pleased to get such recognition. At the same time, I understand that it is a recognition of the

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