Karel Lannoo



Karel Lannoo

Chief executive, CEPS

  • Chief executive of CEPS since 2000, a leading independent European think tank. Published some books and numerous articles in newspapers, specialised magazines and journals on general European public policy, and specific financial regulation and supervision matters. Latest book: ‘The Great Financial Plumbing, From Northern Rock to Banking Union’, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015
  • Regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (EU Commission, European Parliament and related), at international conferences and in corporate briefings
  • Rapporteur for many CEPS task forces, chaired by senior European officials and business leaders (with a.o. Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa)
  • Directs the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI), both operated by CEPS
  • Independent director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets (since 2006); Member of the Euribor Steering Committee, European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) (2013 – 2017); member of advisory councils of charities and foundations
  • Karel Lannoo holds a baccalaureate in philosophy (1984) and a MA in modern history (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium and obtained a postgraduate in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986). Before joining CEPS, he worked for STUC (students’ cultural centre in Leuven), did a stage in the EU Commission (spokesmen’s service), was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi) and a professional association, and was also active as free-lance journalist

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