The Governor directs the National Bank of Belgium. He presides over the Board of Directors and the Council of Regency, he has their decisions implemented and represents the Bank in legal proceedings. The Governor is also a member of the ECB Governing Council, which takes decisions on monetary policy for the euro area.

He is appointed by the King for a renewable term of five years

Mr Pierre Wunsch holds the office of Governor since 2 January 2019.