Prof. Klaas H.W. Knot has been President of De Nederlandsche Bank since 1 July 2011. In this capacity he holds seats on the Governing Council, the General Council and the European Systemic Risk Board of the European Central Bank as well as on the Financial Stability Board, Chairman of the FSB Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities, besides being a Governor of the International Monetary Fund and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements.
Knot holds several secondary positions. He is chairman of the Koning Willem I Foundation, the Mr. N.G. Pierson Foundation, the Supervisory Board of the Teylers Museum and the Supervisory Board of CliniClowns Foundation. Since 2005, he has been Professor of Economics of Central Banking at the University of Groningen and, with effect from 2015, he is Professor of Monetary Stability at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam. Knot has published a variety of articles in leading (international) journals in monetary and financial economics.
Before joining the Governing Board of DNB, Knot was Deputy Treasurer-General and Director of Financial Markets at the Dutch Ministry of Finance (2009–11). From 1995 to 2009 he held several posts at DNB, varying from (senior) economist to Director of the Supervisory Policy division. At two intervals during this period, Knot worked at the International Monetary Fund (1998-99) and the then Pensions and Insurance Supervisory Authority (2003-04).
In 1991, Klaas Knot graduated with honours in Economics at the University of Groningen. In 1995 he obtained a doctorate in Economics. Born: 14 April 1967 in Onderdendam. Klaas Knot is married and has two children.