Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank, has spoken several times at the EBF Conference. The last time was in 2018, where he spoke about "The Power of Evolution". Knot has done much for the EBF Conference, where he also is part of the Board of Recommendation.
Klaas 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.
Knot holds several secondary positions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Teylers Museum and the Supervisory Board of CliniClowns Foundation. Since 2005, he has been honorary Professor of Economics of Central Banking at the University of Groningen and, with effect from 2015, he is honorary 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).