New governor starts work at Belgian central bank

Pierre Wunsch
Pierre Wunsch, NBB
Flickr/Patrick Van den Branden/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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