Eddy Wymeersch is an observer of the Interim Nominating Committee. He is chairman of the Public Interest Oversight Board in Madrid and member of the board of Euroclear SA and of the Association for the Financial markets in Europe. He has been Chairman of the Committee of European Securities regulators (February 2007-July 2010) and of the European Regional Committee of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was Chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire, Financière et des Assurances (CBFA) as Chief Executive, 2001-2007, and Chairman of the supervisory board, 2007-2010. He was also member of Swiss Finma (2012).
Before joining the CBFA, Mr. Wymeersch has held several public functions in Belgium: “regent” of the National Bank of Belgium from 1992 to 2001 and member of the legislative branch of the Council of State. Between 1990 and 2001, he was a member of the board of several Belgian companies, and from 1998 the Chairman of the Brussels airport (to February 2001). Mr. Wymeersch has been an academic at the Ghent Law School where he founded the “Financial Law Institute” and has participated in several committees advising the Belgian government, especially on financial supervision or on corporate governance.
In addition, he has acted as an advisor to the European Commission, a consultant to the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, and OECD and as an advisor to several European financial institutions and stock exchanges. He has acted as arbitrator in domestic and international cases and published extensively on company law, corporate governance and financial regulation. He was member of the European Corporate Governance Forum and of the European Corporate Governance Institute and of the European Company Law Experts Group.
He studied law at Ghent University and Harvard Law School. He speaks fluently Dutch, English, French and German.