Prof. Dr. Olaf C.H.M. Sleijpen (1970) is Director of Insurance Supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank N.V. (DNB), the Dutch central bank, and a member of DNB’s PrudentialSupervision Council. Olaf is also a member of the Board of Supervisors and the ManagementBoard of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). Since 2007, he has also been part-time professor, holding an endowed chair in European EconomicPolicy at Maastricht University.
Olaf was Director of Supervision Policy at DNB, from 2015 until October 2018 and Director ofPension Supervision Division from 2011 to 2015. In the former position, he was a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and an (alternate) member of the Board ofSupervisors of the European Banking Authority (EBA). Before (re)joining the Dutch central bank in 2011, he held several executive positions in the pension industry, at APG Groep N.V.(2008-2011) and pension fund ABP (2004-2011), one of the largest pension funds worldwide.
From 2001 to 2003, Olaf worked at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, as personal adviser to President Wim Duisenberg, and Co-ordinator of the Counsel to theExecutive Board. Before joining the ECB, he held various positions at DNB from 1993 to 2001, such as DNB’s Communications Director and (senior) economist at the Monetary andEconomic Policy Department and the International Affairs Department.
Olaf Sleijpen studied Economics at Maastricht University. He obtained his doctorate atGroningen University in 1999, having written a thesis entitled “Does Economic and MonetaryUnion require a Fiscal Union? Some evidence from the United States.” He (co-)authored several publications in the area of European monetary and economic integration, pensions and financial regulation. He was awarded the “Young Captain Award” in 2008, an accolade for talented young private-sector executives in The Netherlands.