Tom Dechaene

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Director
Born in Schoten, on 5 June 1959

Occupation

Director of the National Bank of Belgium

24.12.2014: Director of the Bank for a 6-year period
Royal Decree 13.12.2014 – Moniteur belge 24.12.2014

Studies

1978 - 1985 Bachelor in Law (Kortrijk/Leuven university) and Master in Law (Central Examination Board)
1984 - 1986 Master in Applied Economics, UFSIA (Antwerp)
1990 - 1991 MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
2012 Risk Management in Banking, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Former professional activities

  • Deutsche Bank London (investment bank, UK) (2000‑2001), adviser
  • SurfCast (graphic user interface technology, US) (1999-2002), CFO
  • Deutsche Bank London (investment bank, UK) (1998‑1999), director
  • Morgan Grenfell & Co (merchant bank, UK) (1991‑1998), assistant director
  • Bank Brussel Lambert (bank, Belgium) (1986‑1990), executive

Current mandates or functions

  • European Central Bank
    Member of the Supervisory Board: as from 18.05.2017
  • Université Catholique de Louvain
    Visiting Professor, banking studies

Past mandates or functions

  • Bourn Hall International (In vitro fertilisation clinics, Cyprus) (2010-2015), non-executive director
  • KBC Group (banking and insurance, Belgium) (2011-2014), non-executive director
  • Transics International (software, Belgium) (2007-2012), independent director
  • Stichting Telindus (Netherlands) (2006‑2011), non-executive director
  • Telindus (IT services, Belgium) (2005-2006), independent director
  • Carthagon (consultancy, Belgium) (2002-2014), business manager
  • Agenus (immunology and vaccines, US) (1999-2015), independent director
  • SurfCast (graphic user interface technology, US) (1999‑2015), director
  • Color Kinetics (LED technology, US) (1999‑2003), independent director
  • Ikonisys (detection of rare cells, US) (1999‑2003), independent director
  • Cocom (cable modem technology, Denmark) (1999), non-executive director