Financial Stability Board

Klaas Knot

Chair of the FSB

President, De Nederlandsche Bank

Klaas Knot has been President of De Nederlandsche Bank since 1 July 2011 and has served as Chair of the Financial Stability Board since 2 December 2021. He is also a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank, member of the European Systemic Risk Board, member of the International Monetary Fund's Board of Governors and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements.

Klaas holds several secondary positions. Since 2005, he has been professor of economics of central banking at the University of Groningen, and since 2015 he has also been honorary professor of monetary stability at the Economics and Business Department of the University of Amsterdam. Klaas has published a variety of articles in leading Dutch and international journals in the fields of monetary and financial economics. He is also a member of the Group of Thirty, a global body comprised of economic and financial leaders from the public and private sectors and academia.

Before assuming DNB’s presidency, Klaas Knot was Deputy Treasurer-General and Director of Financial Markets at the Dutch Ministry of Finance (2009–2011). Earlier, from 1995, he worked for DNB for almost twelve years in various positions including senior economist in the Monetary and Economic Policy Department and Director of the Supervisory Policy Division. At different intervals during this period, he was employed by the International Monetary Fund (1998-1999) and the former Pensions and Insurance Supervisory Authority of the Netherlands (2003-2004).

In 1991, he graduated with honours in economics from the University of Groningen. In 1995, he obtained his PhD in economics.


16 November 2023 The recent financial tumult: lessons and responses

Keynote speech by FSB Chair Klaas Knot at the seventh annual conference of the European Systemic Risk Board “Financial stability challenges ahead: emerging risks and regulation”, held virtually.

24 January 2023 Daring to know in times of uncertainty and structural shifts

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Keynote speech by FSB Chair Klaas Knot at the 11th Institute for Law and Finance Conference on "The Future of the Financial Sector: The Next Systemic Financial Crisis – Where Might it Come From?: Financial Stability in a Polycrisis World", Goethe University, Frankfurt.

17 November 2022 Conditions for financial stability

Article by FSB Chair Klaas Knot in the magazine Indonesia: The Bali Summit published by the G20 Research Centre at the University of Toronto.
Content Type(s): Speeches, Statements

29 September 2022 Navigating climate-related financial risks

Keynote speech by FSB Chair Klaas Knot at the Morningstar Investment Conference for Institutional Investors, Amsterdam.

13 July 2022 FSB Chair hosts press conference in Amsterdam, 12 July 2022

Opening remarks delivered by Klaas Knot, Chair of the FSB, at a press conference ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches Source(s): FSB

1 June 2022 Propelling a graceful transition: the role of the financial system

Klaas Knot keynote speech at 2022 Green Swan Conference
FSB Chair Klaas Knot speaks at the 2022 Green Swan Conference.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches, Video and Audio Source(s): FSB Policy Area(s): Climate-related Risks

11 May 2022 Diverse challenges, common threads: preserving global financial stability today and tomorrow

FSB Chair Klaas Knot speaks at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) 36th Annual General Meeting.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches Source(s): FSB Policy Area(s): COVID-19, LIBOR and other benchmarks, OTC Derivatives

25 February 2022 A global Europe to meet global financial stability challenges

FSB Chair Klaas Knot speaks at the Eurofi High Level Seminar 2022.

22 February 2022 The road ahead: lifting barriers for cross-border payments

FSB Chair Klaas Knot speaks at the FINSYS commemoration of Professor Benno Joseph Ndulu “Realising a Cross-Border Payment Vision for the Advancement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)"
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches Policy Area(s): Cross Border Payments

17 February 2022 Navigating change in the global financial system: the role of the FSB

FSB Chair Klaas Knot speaks at the February 2022 G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches Source(s): FSB