Pierre Wunsch

Born in Louvain (Belgium) on 12 December 1967


Governor of the National Bank of Belgium


PhD in Economics (UCL)
Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs (Princeton)


  • Governor of the National Bank of Belgium since 02.01.2019
  • Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Belgium (11.03.2015-01.01.2019)
  • Director of the National Bank of Belgium (01.06.2011-01.01.2019)
  • Director of the "Cellule Stratégique des Finances" (01.10.2008-31.05.2011)
  • Various positions held within Electrabel (2004-2008)
  • Various positions held within Tractebel EGI (2001-2004)
  • Head of cabinet of Alain Zenner, Government Commissioner to the Minister of Finance (2000-2001)
  • Various positions, including deputy head of cabinet, held in the cabinet of Secretary of State Eric André
  • (Brussels-Capital Region) (1996-2000)
  • Expert at the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau (1995-1996)
  • Assistant/researcher: CORE, FUSL, LEI-CREST (INSEE) and DELTA (Ecole Normale Supérieure/university-level teacher training college) (1992-1995)

Other current mandates or functions

  • European Central Bank
    Member of the Governing Council and the General Council as from 02.01.2019
  • International Monetary Fund
    Governor as from 02.01.2019
  • National Bank of Belgium
    Chairman of the Resolution College as from 02.01.2019
    (Member as from 25.04.2015)
  • Bank for International Settlements
    Director as from 25.01.2017
  • High Council of Finance
    Member as from 19.03.2012
    R.D. 19.03.2012 - M.B. 30.03.2012
  • “Public sector borrowing requirements” section of the High Council of Finance
    Member as from 19.03.2012
    R.D. 19.03.2012 - M.B. 30.03.2012
  • Bureau of the High Council of Finance
    Member as from 19.03.2012
    R.D. 28.03.2012 - M.B. 20.04.2012-Ed.2
  • National Accounts Insitute
    Member of the Board of Directors as from 02.01.2019
  • King Baudouin Foundation
    Member of the Management committee of Boost as from 21.01.2019

Past mandates or functions

  • Single Resolution Board
    Member: 01.01.2015-01.01.2019
  • National Bank of Belgium
    Regent: 26.03.2007-30.09.2008
    Representative of the Finance Minister: 01.05.2010-21.03.2011
  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission
    Supervisory Board member: 02.05.2007-30.09.2008
    R.D. 27.04.2007 - M.B. 15.05.2007-Ed.2
  • Electrabel
    Director: 2000-2001
  • Fluxys
    Director: 2004-2006
  • Securities Regulation Fund
    Member of the Committee: 01.06.2014-30.09.2017
    R.D. 30.09.2014 - M.B. 14.10.2014
  • UCL
    Part-time university lecturer: 1997-2017
  • European Central Bank
    Accompanying person Governing Council: 11.03.2015-01.01.2019


The calendar gives information on Pierre Wunsch’s meetings in his capacity as a member of the ECB’s Governing Council. It includes institutional meetings, speaking engagements, attendance at conferences and events, as well as appointments with external parties (incl. media),  unless releasing the information could undermine the protection of public interests recognised at EU level. Internal Eurosystem meetings are not published. 

Terms of reference

Calendars are published with a time lag of about three months and complement the information otherwise available on the NBB website. The calendars include information on the date, name of participants/organisers, topic and location of the meeting/event. The names of participants are only disclosed for meetings with international or national public authorities. In order to preserve the confidentiality of the supervisory dialogue, meetings with supervised entities do not include the name or the topic of the meeting. The publication of calendars underscores the commitment of the ECB’s Governing Council and Supervisory Board to transparency and accountability.