Karel Lannoo

• Chief executive of CEPS, a leading think tank, rated among the top 10 in the world, with staff of about 70 persons, focused on European and global policy issues;
• Regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (EU Commission, European Parliament and related), at international conferences and in executive training programmes;
• Published several books, on capital markets, MiFID, and the financial crisis. Latest: ‘The Great Financial Plumbing, From Northern Rock to Banking Union’, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015; author of many op-ed’s and articles published by CEPS or in international newspapers and reviews;
• Independent director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets (2006-2018); member of the Capital Markets’ Committee of the Dutch financial markets authority (AFM), member of foundation boards and advisory councils;
• Holds a baccalaureate in philosophy (1984) and MA in modern history (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium and a postgraduate in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986). Before joining CEPS, worked for STUC (students’ cultural centre in Leuven), did a stage in the EU Commission (spokesmen’s service in Jacques Delors’ time), was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi of Raul Gardini) and a professional association, and was also active as free-lance journalist (a.o. for the FT’s Financial Regulation Report) for many years.


Résidence Palace Thursday 20 June14.00 - 15.30