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.


11 May 2021 Rebuilding resilience: the financial system after the Covid crisis

FSB Vice Chair Klaas Knot speaks at the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) International Symposium.

4 February 2020 The Value of the LEI for Identification in Digital Processes

Remarks by FSB Vice Chair Klaas Knot at the GLEIF meet the market event in Amsterdam.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches Source(s): FSB Policy Area(s): LEI

3 December 2019 Conclusions from the FSB’s SME financing evaluation

FSB Vice Chair Klaas Knot sets out the conclusions from the FSB’s evaluation of the effects of financial reforms on SME financing.
Content Type(s): Announcements, Video and Audio

5 July 2019 Progress on the resolvability of G-SIBs – the FSB perspective

Remarks by FSB Vice Chair Klaas Knot at the 2nd SRM-EBF Boardroom Dialogue in Brussels.
Content Type(s): Speeches Policy Area(s): Resolution and Crisis Management

26 November 2018 Appointment of new FSB Chair and Vice Chair

FSB Plenary appoints Randal K. Quarles as its new Chair and Klaas Knot as Vice Chair.
Content Type(s): Announcements, Press, Press Releases Source(s): FSB Policy Area(s): Governance