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Eddy Wymeersch

Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute; former Chairman, Committee of European Securities Regulators, Brussels

Eddy Wymeersch is the chairman of the European Corporate Governance Institute and of the European Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions. He formerly served as chairman of the Committee of European Securities Regulators and as chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire, Financière et des Assurances (CBFA). Before joining the CBFA, Mr. Wymeersch has held several public functions in Belgium, including regent of the National Bank of Belgium and member of the legislative branch of the Council of State. He has also been an academic at the Ghent Law School where he founded the Financial Law Institute and has participated in several committees advising the Belgian government. He has also acted as an advisor to the European Commission and several European financial institutions and stock exchanges and as consultant to the World Bank and IFC. He has published extensively on company law, corporate governance and financial regulations (see: SSRN and www.law.ugent.be/fli) Mr. Wyschmeer is member of the European Corporate Governance Forum and of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He studied law at Ghent University and Harvard Law School.

 

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