Anders Vredin, the chief executive of the Centre for Business and Policy Studies and a former head of the monetary policy department at Sweden's Riksbank, was on Wednesday appointed as the new head of the Riksbank's general secretariat.
Vredin will take up his new postition on May 1, 2012, allowing predecessor Kai Barvèll, who turns 65 next year, to leave after five-and-a-half years in the post. Vredin will work as adviser to Norges Bank from the beginning of February to the end of April 2012.
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